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dc.contributorKhani, H.EN
dc.contributorMajdi, M.R.EN
dc.contributorMarzabadi, E. AzadEN
dc.contributorMontazeri, A.EN
dc.contributorGhorbani, A.EN
dc.contributorRamezani, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:51:42Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/05/18_5_2012_0539_0545.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118276
dc.description539-545EN
dc.description.abstractIn the present study, the aim was to explore the quality of life of thalassaemia major [‎TM]‎ patients according to age, sex, school performance, severity and complications of the disease. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Quality of life was evaluated by 4 questionnaires; demographic characteristics, the short form 36 health survey [‎SF-36]‎, Persian version of symptoms checklist-90-revised [‎SCL-90-R]‎ and life satisfaction index [‎LSI]‎. 687 [‎41.08%]‎ of the eligible patients with TM completed the questionnaires. With the SF-36 questionnaire, 329 [‎47.9%]‎ participants had an excellent level of physical functioning. With the SCL-90-R questionnaire, 446 [‎64.9%]‎ participants had a global severity index of > 0.7, considered psychiatric patients, 141 [‎20.5%]‎ patients had GSI between 0.4 and 0.7, considered suspected psychiatric patients and 100 [‎14.6%]‎ participants had GSI of < 0.4, considered non-psychiatric patients. The mean score of LSI questionnaire was 20.50 [‎SD 5.95]‎, range 2-37. Beta-TM patients are at risk of psychiatric symptoms and need appropriate psychiatric counselingEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectQuality of LifeEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectSeverity of Illness IndexEN
dc.subjectPersonal SatisfactionEN
dc.subjectMental HealthEN
dc.subject.meshbeta-ThalassemiaEN
dc.titleQuality of life of Iranian beta-thalassaemia major patients living on the southern coast of the Caspian SeaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎5)‎, 539-545, 2012


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