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Resilience and health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C patients in Pahang, Malaysia

Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Md Jalil, Muhammad Ateeq and Jaafar, Khairul Azhar and M Yunus, Raudah (2022) Resilience and health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C patients in Pahang, Malaysia. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 21 (1). pp. 165-170. ISSN 2223-4721 E-ISSN 2076-0299

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Background: Hepatitis C is one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide. Health impacts of hepatitis C are not limited to physical morbidity but include psychosocial dimensions such as quality of life (QOL), depression, anxiety, and stigmatization. In Malaysia, modifiable factors that can improve QOL among hepatitis C patients have not been adequately studied. Resilience – defined as the capacity to endure hardships and rebound from life adversities – is associated with mental health and well-being. Our study aims to test the association between resilience and QOL among hepatitis C patients. Methods: Employing a cross-sectional design, 195 hepatitis C patients who attended Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) – the main public tertiary hospital in Pahang – were recruited through convenience sampling. Resilience was assessed using the Connor-Davidson resilience scale while Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) was measured by 36-item short-form survey (SF-36v2). Multiple linear regression was run to determine the association between resilience and HRQOL. Results: We found significant associations between resilience and the physical (b=0.35; 95% CI: 0.11, 0.30; p<0.001) and mental dimension of HRQOL (b=0.47; 95% CI: 0.21, 0.42; p<0.001). Patients with higher resilience scores were more likely to have better HRQOL compared to those less resilient. Conclusion: Resilience may be a protective factor in the disease trajectory of hepatitis C in terms of QOL. Health care providers should incorporate resilience into the management of hepatitis patients, through a multidisciplinary approach.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resilience; Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL); Hepatitis C; Malaysia
Subjects: 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: 03 Jan 2022 16:09
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 14:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95954

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