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The impact of health behaviours on the quality of life of patients diagnosed with arterial hypertension

Krystyna Kurowska, Małgorzata Ratajczyk
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2012;16(6):345-352.

open access

Vol 16, No 6 (2012)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2013-04-12

Abstract

Background Arterial hypertension belongs to diseases,
which in various ways cause a reduction in the quality of
life. To enhance health, it is useful to get rid of improper
health habits and pay more attention to an index to help
keep life as long as possible.
Aim of the study was to identify the influence of preferable
health habits on the quality of life of individuals with hypertension
disease.

Material and methods One hundred sick people treated in
a department of internal diseases in SPZOZ in Slupca were
surveyed by the use of questionnaire form WHOQQLBREF
and Z. Juczyński’s inventory of health behaviours.

Results People with hypertension disease represent an
average level of health experience. Behaviour prevention
as well as proper mental attitude reached the average level.
There are many factors that influence health behaviours
such as age, sex, place of living, even the duration of disease.
In assessment of respondents, the quality of life is on
the average similar to the feeling of satisfaction derived
from life. The main impact on the quality of life had age,
education, and the duration of disease.

Conclusion The obtained results may contribute to the
improvement of health conditions of sick people through
the introduction of education programmes, which are directed
to shape proper health behaviours. They not only
acquire the essential knowledge that maintain optimal
health, but also improve the quality of life.

Abstract

Background Arterial hypertension belongs to diseases,
which in various ways cause a reduction in the quality of
life. To enhance health, it is useful to get rid of improper
health habits and pay more attention to an index to help
keep life as long as possible.
Aim of the study was to identify the influence of preferable
health habits on the quality of life of individuals with hypertension
disease.

Material and methods One hundred sick people treated in
a department of internal diseases in SPZOZ in Slupca were
surveyed by the use of questionnaire form WHOQQLBREF
and Z. Juczyński’s inventory of health behaviours.

Results People with hypertension disease represent an
average level of health experience. Behaviour prevention
as well as proper mental attitude reached the average level.
There are many factors that influence health behaviours
such as age, sex, place of living, even the duration of disease.
In assessment of respondents, the quality of life is on
the average similar to the feeling of satisfaction derived
from life. The main impact on the quality of life had age,
education, and the duration of disease.

Conclusion The obtained results may contribute to the
improvement of health conditions of sick people through
the introduction of education programmes, which are directed
to shape proper health behaviours. They not only
acquire the essential knowledge that maintain optimal
health, but also improve the quality of life.
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Keywords

arterial hypertension, quality of life, health behaviours

About this article
Title

The impact of health behaviours on the quality of life of patients diagnosed with arterial hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 16, No 6 (2012)

Pages

345-352

Published online

2013-04-12

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2012;16(6):345-352.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
quality of life
health behaviours

Authors

Krystyna Kurowska
Małgorzata Ratajczyk

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