QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN THE HEART FAILURE PATIENTS TAKING STANDARD MEDICAL CARE IN TEACHING HOSPITAL
Quality of life in Heart failure
Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an individual’s perception about the life in context to culture and values in relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns.
Objectives: This study was aimed to assess the QoL of the subjects having congestive HF under different domains of life such as physical, psychological and social domains and they started taking the standard care treatment.
Design: This was a questionnaire based prospective study and designed to assess the effects of the HF on different domains of life such as: social, psychological, physical or mental. After getting consent from the subjects, health questionnaire was provided to the total 60 subjects. The patients were assessed and followed over the period of 3 months.
Results: We observed major improvements in 24 % of total cases in terms of physical debility due to HF. Whereas, only 15 % patients reported none of the complications during taking standard care therapy. Total 32.5 % patients aware about the treatment took and to whom contact in an emergency. Psychological disturbances and life satisfaction were observed in 16.66 % and 33.33 % cases suffering from HF. Patient compliance means personal life, as well as medication adherence, was observed in only 53.33 %. No death was observed during the follow-up.
Conclusions: The results obtained from the responses given by the patients in the health questionnaires demonstrated that the HF patients’ needs awareness regarding the therapy precautions that improving the QoL of patients.
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