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Bairami S, Fathi Y, Mohammadinasab S, Barati M, Mohammadi Y. Correlation between self-care behaviors and quality of life among patients with hypertension referred to Health Comprehensive Centers in Hamadan . JECH. 2017; 4 (1) :19-26
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-299-en.html

1- BSc , Students Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- MSc , Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Assistant Professor , Social Determinants of Health Research Center and Department of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , m_baratimehr@yahoo.com
4- Assistant Professor , Modeling of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Abstract:   (645 Views)

Background and Objectives: Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for heart diseases today and it may lead to changes in patient's quality of life. Therefore, control and self-care behaviors are so important. This study was conducted to study correlation between self-regulatory behaviors and quality of life among patients with hypertension referred to Health Comprehensive Centers in Hamadan.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was carried out on 200 hypertensive patients referred to Health Comprehensive Centers in Hamadan in 2017 years which were recruited with a multistage sampling method. A demographic questionnaire, the self-regulatory behaviors, and the quality of life (SF-36) questionnaires were used to collect data. Pearson’s correlation coefficient, t-test, and analysis of variance were conducted to analyze the data. All analyses were performed in SPSS-16.

Results: The subjects reported 63.5% and 56.6% of receivable scores of self-care behaviors and quality of life, respectively; which was evaluated at rather desirable and undesirable levels. There was a significant relationship between quality of life and gender, marital status and body mass index (BMI). Also there were positive correlation between self-care behaviors and three dimmentio of quality of life including physical functioning, emotional well-being and bodily pain (P<0.05). There was positive correlation between self-care behaviors and total score of quality of life (P<0.05).

Conclusion: This study highlighted the role of self-care behaviors as a determinant of quality of life in patients with hypertension. Therefore, attention to self-care behaviors can increase hypertensive patients’ quality of life. So paying attention to the education of the hypertensive patients in health centers is essential.

     
Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/30 | Accepted: 2017/05/30

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