ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND RISKFACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PANCREATITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
INTRODUCTION: Health related quality of life (HRQOL) has been progressively becoming a significant controversy in estimation of therapeutic intervention in patients with chronic diseases. Pancreatitis is one such illustration, if this pancreatitis persists for longer period of time it exhibits extreme consequences on health related quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To measure the Health-Related Quality Of Life present with pancreatitis and to appraise the risk factors associated with the pancreatitis. METHOD: A prospective observational study was performed with admitted cases of pancreatitis over 6 month’s period. Total 150 patients were selected for the study. All data concerning risk factors were recorded and SF-36 questionnaire was applied and QOL was analysed in all patients with in study group. RESULTS: All domains of (HRQOL) were assessed; it shows highest effect on Role limitations due to physical health (36%), Role limitations due to emotional problems (29%), Role limitations due to physical health & Role limitations due to emotional problems (10%). Finally our study revealed that there is a profound deterioration in physical components of QOL. The risk factors that majorly influence the quality of life in association with disease were found to be alcohol consumption and smoking (70%). CONCLUSION: Pancreatitis remarkably diminishes the patients Health Related Quality Of Life (HRQOL) which predominantly shows negative impact on physical health.
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