THE HEATH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE (HRQOL) FOR HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS IN EASTERN PROVINCE IN SAUDI ARABIA: CROSS SECTIONAL STUDYAbstract
Background: Hypertension is associated with the flow of blood under high pressures, and is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Methodology: We designed a prospective observational study that included 280 participants to investigate the effect of hypertension on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for hypertensive patients in the eastern province of KSA. To measure HRQOL, this study used EQ-5D-5L which consists of five dimensions that are further divided into five levels of severity. Results: Among the normotensive participants, 77%, 96%, 66%, 38%, and 44% were agreed as having no problem in terms of self-care, anxiety or depression, usual activities, mobility, and pain or discomfort respectively; whereas among the hypertensive participants, these were 36%, 79%, 20%, 21%, and 31% respectively. Conclusion: We concluded that health-related quality for hypertensive patients is significantly affected by HTN. Therefore, great attention must be paid to enhance their quality of life to avoid any future complications.
D. M. Alshayban, N. M. Alajmi, L. Y. Almarzooq, W. N. Altamimi, R. Joseph and F. H. Pottoo *
Department of Pharmacology, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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