Quality of life of people with non communicable diseases

Rose, Anju and Shashidhara, YN and Manjula, * (2015) Quality of life of people with non communicable diseases. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 5 (3). pp. 71-76. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus or both and asthma are very common chronic diseases among Indian rural population which needs continuousmonitoring and treatment. Knowledge on diseasemanagement, lifestyle, and health care facilities are available which will have direct impact on theirQuality of Life. Purpose: Purpose of the study was to identify the quality of life of people living with non-communicable diseases. The study will be helpful to provideneed based care and to develop strategies to improve quality of life of community. Methods: A descriptive survey to assess the quality of life of people with non-communicable diseases measured by usingWHO QOL BREF scale through interview method. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 200 subjects from selected villages of Udupi District. Result: showed that majority of subjects felt their quality of life was good [Median=4, IQR=3-4]. Majority of subjects [median=3, IQR=3-4] were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied towards their health. Compare to other domains psychological domain has Median=20, IQR=19-21 represents lowquality of life.Overall quality of life of subjectswithmedian=93 and IQR= 89- 98 represents good quality of life. Analysis based on diseases showed that people with diabetesmellitus had good quality of life as compared with people with other diseases. There was significant association between quality of life of subjects and age, education, occupation and marital status (P<0.05). Conclusion: Study concluded thatmajority of the subjectswere perceived their quality of lifewas good especiallywith thosewho have diagnosed as diabetesmellitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthma; diabetes mellitus; domains; hypertension; quality of life.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 14:25
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 14:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144872

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