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Quality of Life of Patients with Arterial Hypertension

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Department of Clinical Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Jana Kilińskiego 1, 15-089 Bialystok, Poland
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Department of Neurology, Medical University of Bialystok, Jana Kilińskiego 1, 15-089 Bialystok, Poland
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Hospital Emergency Department with Intensive Care Unit and Cytostatics Delivery Point, Medical University of Bialystok, Jana Kilińskiego 1, 15-089 Bialystok, Poland
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Department of General and Endocrine Surgery, Medical University of Bialystok, Jana Kilińskiego 1, 15-089 Bialystok, Poland
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Medicina 2020, 56(9), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56090459
Received: 22 July 2020 / Revised: 2 September 2020 / Accepted: 3 September 2020 / Published: 9 September 2020
Symptoms of hypertension with accompanying complications result in a significant reduction in patients’ quality of life. Effective conduct of prescribed pharmacotherapy supported by a healthy lifestyle allows to achieve satisfactory effects of treatment, which translates into an improvement in the quality of life of patients. The aim of the work was to determine the quality of life of patients with hypertension and the factors affecting it. The study included 100 people with hypertension, who are patients of the department of internal diseases of the hospital in Hajnówka during the period 1.6.2019–1.12.2019. The questionnaire survey, the standardized WHO Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF scale and the Barthel scale were the research tools. The probability p < 0.05 was assumed as the level of statistical significance. The study group consisted of subjects between 30–89 years old. The majority were men and those living in the city. The average BMI (body mass index) of the subjects was 28.4 kg/m2. The duration of the disease among those surveyed was on average 7 ± 6.34 years. The highest-rated area of quality of life was the physical field and the lowest social sphere according to the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. Patients with hypertension have determined their quality of life at a good or medium level in the physical, psychological, social, and environmental sphere. There are many factors that improve quality of life in all areas. These include following the recommendations on modifiable risk factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: arterial hypertension; quality of life; WHOQOL-BREF scale; Barthel scale arterial hypertension; quality of life; WHOQOL-BREF scale; Barthel scale
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Snarska, K.; Chorąży, M.; Szczepański, M.; Wojewódzka-Żelezniakowicz, M.; Ładny, J.R. Quality of Life of Patients with Arterial Hypertension. Medicina 2020, 56, 459.

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