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Health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C patients in Pahang state, Malaysia: a cross-sectional study

Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Md Jalil, Muhammad Ateeq and Jaafar, Khairul Azhar and M Yunus, Raudah (2021) Health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C patients in Pahang state, Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 5 (1). p. 1. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Background: Measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among hepatitis C patients is crucial in assisting health care providers to understand the complex psychosocial impact of disease on patients, thus facilitating a more patient-centred care. This study aims to measure the HRQOL among hepatitis C patients attending a tertiary hospital in Pahang, Malaysia. Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted among 195 hepatitis C patients attending Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), the main public tertiary hospital in Pahang. HRQOL was assessed using the 36-item short-form survey (SF-36v2). Results: Respondents had lower scores in physical and mental health components of HRQOL than normal population. Those who completed treatment had higher scores in both physical and mental health component, compared to those who was not treated or on treatment. There was no significant association between HRQOL and gender, age, marital status, employment status and education level. Conclusion: Our findings showed that patients with hepatitis C, in general, have poor HRQOL in both physical and mental health components. Disease management should take into account patients’ quality of life as part of the inter-disciplinary approach. Acknowledgement: The authors would like to thank all staff of gastroenterology and internal medicine department Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan. The study was approved by the National Medical Research Register (NMRR), Malaysia Research Ethics Committee (MREC) and the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) of HTAA (Ethics No: NMRR-18-3536-42688)

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 7459/89766
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRQOL; Hepatitis C
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC803 Specialties of Internal Medicine-Diseases of The Digestive System. Gastroenterology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 16 May 2021 15:02
Last Modified: 16 May 2021 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89766

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