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Shams Alizadeh N, Delavari A, Sheirdel A, Mohsenpour B, Ghaderi E. Quality of life and Prevalent Noncommunicable Disease in 15-64 Years Old People in Kurdistan Iran. irje. 2009; 5 (2) :49-54
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-117-en.html

Abstract:   (7016 Views)
Background and Objectives: Measuring the quality of life is one of the important indicators in evaluating health. The chronic disease is a one of the main cause of reduction in quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life and its influential factors in 15-64 years old people in Kurdistan province, Iran.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study EUROHIS-QOL 8-item questionnaire was employed. Data was analyzed by SPSS statistical package.
Results:
After adjusting the possible confounders, the mean score of quality of life was less in smoker 1.41 score versus non-smoker, in women 1.52 score versus men, in hypertension patients 1.41 score versus non-hypertension. The mean score of quality of life was reduced 0.05 per each year.
Conclusions: It is recommended to implement some interventions to manage properly current chronic diseases in order to increase the quality of life. It also seems that EUROHIS-QOL (8-item) is a suitable tool to measure the QOL in Iranian culture.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/07/7 | Accepted: 2009/05/23 | Published: 2013/09/9

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