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Influence the acceptance of the disease on quality of life of patients with hypertension

Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Agnieszka Ilko, Marta Wleklik
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2014;18(3):143-150.

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Vol 18, No 3 (2014)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2015-01-20

Abstract

Background Hypertension is a brilliant idea of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease which are responsible for nearly 17 million deaths per year. The impact of chronic disease on quality of life is indisputable. Important role in the self-assessment of quality of life in patients with hypertension is accepting the limitations imposed by it. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between the acceptance of the disease and the quality of life in patients with arterial hypertension and to determine the factors influencing the acceptance of the disease.

Material and methods Examined 105 people, average age 60.7 ± 10.4 years. To gather research material used in the analysis of medical records and two standardized research tools: scale acceptance of the disease (AIS) and a questionnaire to assess the overall quality of life WHOQOL-Bref.

Results The largest part of the research group consisted of patients with a mean (40%) and good (41%) level of AIS. There was a significant correlation between coronary heart disease (p = 0.003), and atherosclerosis and vascular diseases (p < 0.001), and the level of acceptance of the disease. In all four domains WHOQOL-Bref quality of life strongly correlated with the level of acceptance of the disease (p < 0.001). The level of quality of life increased with increasing levels of AIS.

Conclusions

1. Quality of life in patients with hypertension significantly correlated with the degree of acceptance of the disease.

2. Factors influencing negatively the AIS is the co-existence of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis and vascular disease.

Abstract

Background Hypertension is a brilliant idea of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease which are responsible for nearly 17 million deaths per year. The impact of chronic disease on quality of life is indisputable. Important role in the self-assessment of quality of life in patients with hypertension is accepting the limitations imposed by it. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between the acceptance of the disease and the quality of life in patients with arterial hypertension and to determine the factors influencing the acceptance of the disease.

Material and methods Examined 105 people, average age 60.7 ± 10.4 years. To gather research material used in the analysis of medical records and two standardized research tools: scale acceptance of the disease (AIS) and a questionnaire to assess the overall quality of life WHOQOL-Bref.

Results The largest part of the research group consisted of patients with a mean (40%) and good (41%) level of AIS. There was a significant correlation between coronary heart disease (p = 0.003), and atherosclerosis and vascular diseases (p < 0.001), and the level of acceptance of the disease. In all four domains WHOQOL-Bref quality of life strongly correlated with the level of acceptance of the disease (p < 0.001). The level of quality of life increased with increasing levels of AIS.

Conclusions

1. Quality of life in patients with hypertension significantly correlated with the degree of acceptance of the disease.

2. Factors influencing negatively the AIS is the co-existence of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis and vascular disease.

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Keywords

quality of life, acceptance of illness, hypertension

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Title

Influence the acceptance of the disease on quality of life of patients with hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 18, No 3 (2014)

Pages

143-150

Published online

2015-01-20

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2014;18(3):143-150.

Keywords

quality of life
acceptance of illness
hypertension

Authors

Beata Jankowska-Polańska
Agnieszka Ilko
Marta Wleklik

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