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Title: Factors affecting the quality of life of hypertensive patients
Authors: Youssef, R.M.
Moubarak, I.I.
Kamel, M.I.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: Using the Hypertension Health Status Inventory and multivariate analysis, predictors of quality of life were determined for a r and om selection of 316 hypertensive patients. Controlling for the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors and existing co-morbidity, a better quality of life was independently predicted by achieving a controlled blood pressure and absence of target organ complications. Neither the number of antihypertensive drugs received nor the dose frequency affected patients' quality of life. Presence of drug side-effects independently predicted a lower quality of life in the physical and emotional domains but not on aspects of daily living. The independent predictors explained 25%-30% of the variation in the quality of life of hypertensive patients. The study highlights the role of achieving blood pressure control to ensure a better quality of life for hypertensive patients
Description: 109-118
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Physiological
Aged
Antihypertensive Agents
Co-morbidity
Drug Administration Schedule
Hypertension
Subject: Attitude to Health
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116926
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1101_2/11_1-2_2005_109_118.pdf
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