Impact of Liver Cirrhosis upon Adult Patients Daily Living Activities at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals


  • Hussein Hadi Atiyah University of Baghdad
  • Haider M. Majeed University of Baghdad



Activity of daily livings, liver cirrhosis


Objective(s): To assess impact of liver cirrhosis upon adult patients daily living activities. and to find out the relationship between demographic characteristic with activities of daily living.

Methodology: A descriptive study is carried out through out the present study to assess activities of daily livings for adult patients with liver cirrhosis who attended the outpatient clinic department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Teaching Hospital and Baghdad Teaching Hospitals in Baghdad .The study was carried out during the period extended of 28th October 2014 to 15th May , 2015. A purposive (non- probability) sample of (100) patients with liver cirrhosis. Questionnaire form was constructed for purpose of the study and it comprised of three parts. They include (1) demographic characteristics (2) clinical history for patient and family (3) assessment of activities of daily livings. Content validity of the questionnaire was determine through a panel of (13) experts. Reliability and validity of questionnaire was determined through test re-test (r= 0.849**) of pilot study. Data was collected by the researcher who interviewed those patients and filled out the constructed questionnaire form. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistical approach (frequency, percentage and mean of score) and inferential statistical approach (standard deviation and correlation coefficient).

Results: The findings of the revealed that( 58%) of the study samples were males, and most of them were age group (48-57) years old, (83% ) of the sample was married, high percentage of them were intermediate graduate (43%), most of them (33%) were Free job, majority of the study samples (60%) of urban residence, and (49%) were parley sufficient of monthly income classification, highest percentage (50%) had hepatitis B & hepatitis C as past medical history and (48%) of the study sample hadn`t family history for any disease.

Conclusions: Our data indicate that the activity of daily living of patients with liver cirrhosis is moderate decline in all domains of activities of daily livings. 

Recommendations: The study recommended an establishing of a special department in all teaching
hospitals called nutrition and prevention therapy to provide guidance and advice for patients who attending
to the center to improve the health status of the patient and the activities of daily life. 


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Atiyah, H. H., & Majeed, H. M. (2015). Impact of Liver Cirrhosis upon Adult Patients Daily Living Activities at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 5(3), 220–228.

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