Health Related Quality of Life among Tuberculosis Patients

Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International

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Title Health Related Quality of Life among Tuberculosis Patients
Creator Waheed, Muhammad Awais
Rehman, Iqra
Saeed, Bareera
Yousaf, Ruhamah
Aslam, Sonia
Description Aims: To find out health related quality of life among patients being treated for tuberculosis in the hospital of Lahore, Pakistan.
Study Design: Cross sectional survey is used as research design in this study.
Place and Duration of Study: Farooq Hospital west wood branch Lahore, Gulab Davi Hospital Lahore, Social Security Hospital Lahore between June 2020 and July 2021.
Methodology: Sample (N=150) was drawn through purposive sampling technique from various hospitals of Lahore with age range of 18 – 65 years of 56.7% male and 43.3% female patients of Tuberculosis.Standardized questionnaire (SF-36) was used to determine the health related quality of Life. This questionnaire determines the effect of TB on physical activities, social activities, emotional activities and limitation in routinely work. Data was analyzed through SPSS with descriptive statistic of frequency and percentages.
Results: On the basis of total scores of general health category 53.3% patients considers their health as good when taking antituberculosis medicine. Total scores of Limitations of activities 70.7% patients considers their social activities limited a lot. On the basis of total score of physical health problem category 81.3% considered their physical health were not affected. On the basis of total score of social activities 70.0% patients considered their emotional health problems interfered with normal social activities affected.
Conclusion: It was concluded that limitations of physical activity and compromised psychological status impacted the HRQOL in patient with pulmonary TB. Tuberculosis effect on patient’s physical, psychological and social activities of daily routine. Patient become bed bound due dyspnea and unable complete their task to fulfill the needs of life.
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
Date 2021-08-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International; 2021 - Volume 33 [Issue 42A]; 282-288
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Waheed et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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