Published on:January 2018
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2018; 4(1):25-29
    Original Research Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2018.1.7

    Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life among Hypertensive Patients of Loralai, Pakistan

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Mirza Khan1, Noman Ul Haq1, Sohail Riaz2*, Aqeel Nasim1, Yasir Saud Sadiq1, Muhammad Samsoor Zarak3, Nisar Ahmed Shahwani1

    1Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta. PAKISTAN.

    2Akson College of Pharmacy, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, PAKISTAN. 3General Physician, Bolan Medical College, Quetta PAKISTAN.


    Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the health related quality of life of patients suffering from hypertension attending government hospital (DHQ) Loralai, Pakistan. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study that was conducted from December 2015 to August 2016 in the Government District Hospital (DHQ) Loralai, Pakistan. Convenient sampling method was used to collect data. A self-administrative pre validated slandered questionnaire, EQ-5D, was distributed and collected after completion. The data was computed and analysed using IBM SPSS V. 22. Descriptive analysis and inferential statistics were applied. Results: Three hundred and thirty one patients participated in the study. The mean age was 47.10 (+15.29) years. Majority of patients, 55.6 % (n=184), were men. The mean (SD) of duration of high blood pressure was 2.45 (± 1.2) years. Most of the patients 54.7% (n=181) had no income. Most of the patients (46, 13.9%) showed no difficulties in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th domain whereas some problems in the 5th domain. Age group, marital status and occupation showed significant difference. Conclusion: The results of the study confirmed that Health related aspects of life are adversely altered in high blood pressure. Health-care authorities should provide adequate health facilities to the public and maintain check and balance on the delivery of health care services.

    Key words: HRQoL, Hypertension, QOL, HRQoL in high blood pressure, EQ-5D, Cross-sectional study, Loralai, Pakistan.

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