A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON HEALTH-RELATED AND MENTAL QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS


Saranya Punniyakotti, Samuel Gideon George, Hemanth Bhaskar Kumar, Kousalya Kaliyamoorthy, Noordin Mohamed Mustapha

Abstract


ABSTRACT
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate health-related and mental quality of life in geriatric patients and to determine the factors
influencing the same.
Methods: World Health Organization-BREF, EuroQoL-5D, and Mini Mental State Examination scales were used for evaluation and scoring of healthrelated
and
mental
quality of
life
in
geriatric patients.
Logistic regression
models
were
used to
determine
the
predictors
of
health-related
and
mental
quality
of life.
All statistical analyses
were
performed
using IBM SPSS 17.0.
Results: Comorbid disease conditions were found to be the significant predictor of health-related quality of life. Education and social history were
predictors of cognitive function in the elderly.
Conclusion: Patients in these risk line should keenly be monitored for declining health-related and mental quality of life. Disease has a significant
impact on the quality of life in geriatric population. However, education, financial status, and social history were found to be the significant predictors
of mental health and declining cognition. Hence, geriatric patients in the above-mentioned risk line should keenly be monitored; thereby their quality
of life can be focused and improved.
Keywords: Comorbidity, Geriatrics, Mental health, physical health, Quality of life.


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Title

A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON HEALTH-RELATED AND MENTAL QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS

Date

01-07-2016

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 9 Issue 4 July 2016 Page: 128-130

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

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Saranya Punniyakotti
Vels university
India

Samuel Gideon George
Vels university

Hemanth Bhaskar Kumar

Kousalya Kaliyamoorthy

Noordin Mohamed Mustapha


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