EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSIVE DIAGNOSIS

Dr. Shariqa Khan Dr Faizan Banaras
2020 Zenodo  
Few studies have been successful in evaluating health-related quality of life among patients with a diagnosis of hypertensive who come to clinics or hospitals for follow-up. As Pakistan has dedicated a separate website to address this issue; Feedback through community-based work is necessary to ensure correct planning and implementation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of life of patients with hypertensive diagnosis. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional observational study
more » ... ervational study conducted in the Medicine department of Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad for six-months duration from October 2019 to March 2020 to determine the relationship between quality of life and hypertensive patients. Results: A total of 184 participants with a mean age of 57.8 completed this study. Female participants (26.8%) overwhelmingly rated their quality of life as excellent compared to male participants (4.9%), although equal numbers of both participants (20.2%) thought they were good. Conclusion: A longitudinal study is needed to explore this important difference in the symptomatology of male and female hypertensive patients on long-term medication. Keywords: Quality of life, Hypertension, Clinical symptoms, Antihypertensive drug therapy.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4016837 fatcat:43nwtgoiarabloirvqhynjw64i