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Comorbid conditions and health-related quality of life among hypertensive patients.


Khaw, Wan Fei and Abd Latiff, Latiffah and Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin (2011) Comorbid conditions and health-related quality of life among hypertensive patients. HealthMED, 5 (1). pp. 180-186. ISSN 1840-2291


Hypertension and its comorbid conditions mayaffect patients’ quality of life. This study is to de-termine the relationship between comorbid condi-tions and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) inhypertensive patients. A total of 173 hypertensivepatients were included in this cross-sectional study.Data on sociodemography, prevalence of comor-bid conditions, and the Medical Outcomes Study36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) scoreson HRQOL were obtained through guided intervi-ew, using pre-tested questionnaires. The influenceof sociodemography and comorbid conditions onSF-36 scores was assessed. Age, gender, and edu-cational level affected most domains of SF-36 scalenegatively. Hypertensive patients with heart diseasecondition recorded lower scores in most of the SF-36 domains. Diabetes too affected negatively fivedomains especially the physical constructs. Previ-ous stroke has a negative impact on physical fun-ctioning, general health, vitality, and mental health,whereas the negative influence of nephropathy onlyaffected physical functioning. We conclude thathypertension and comorbid conditions are associ-ated with decreases in HRQOL. Therefore, preven-ting or reducing the complications of hypertensionis needed in order to improve quality of life amonghypertensive patients.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Drunpp-Sarajevo
Keywords: Health-related quality of Life; Hypertension; Comorbid conditions; Malaysia.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 08:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24484
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