The quality of life of women with Graves' disease after radioiodine therapy

S. I. Ismailov, N. B. Ubaydullaeva, U. Z. Mirzaeva
2016 European Science Review  
Objective: To estimate the quality of life of women undergone radioiodine therapy for Grave's disease. Materials and Methods: the study included 79 women with Graves' disease treated with radioiodine (RIT) at the department of nuclear medicine of the RSSPMCE. According to the functional state of the thyroid gland, women were divided into 2 groups. The first group included 23 patients in stage of euthyroidism, the 2nd -56 women in stage of hypothyroidism, and a control group consisted of 15
more » ... onsisted of 15 women without thyroid pathology. Results: marked decline in physical and mental components of QoL was observed in women with Graves' disease before RIT compared with the control group. Improvement in the quality of life of women with Graves' disease was observed after RIT. Conclusions: RIT significantly improved physical (overall score increased by 38.2 %) and psychological (by 33.4 %) components of quality of life, which became closer to those of the control group.
doi:10.20534/esr-16-1.2-54-56 fatcat:ahx524ev5rgltoddgt6npask74