Health Related Quality of Life of Patients with Heart Failure and on Treatment in National Hospital Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Isanka, W.K.A.A.
dc.contributor.author Peramunage, P.E.C.
dc.contributor.author Maduwanthi, P.K.D.
dc.contributor.author Samaranayaka, H. A.I.
dc.contributor.author Abeykoon, A.M.H.K.
dc.contributor.author Vithanarachchi, S.L.H.
dc.contributor.author Jayamaha, A.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-13T08:19:24Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-13T08:19:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-08
dc.identifier.citation Isanka, W. K. A. A. , Peramunage, P. E. C. , Maduwanthi, P. K. D. , Samaranayaka, H. A. I. , Abeykoon, A. M. H. K. , Vithanarachchi, S. L. H. , & Jayamaha, A. R. (2018). Health Related Quality of Life of Patients with Heart Failure and on Treatment in National Hospital Sri Lanka. 1 st Research Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, 03. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2659-2029
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.ruh.ac.lk/xmlui/handle/iruor/8297
dc.description.abstract Background: Heart failure (HF) is defined as a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to the heart to meet the body requirements of blood and oxygen. Basically, the heart cannot keep up with its workload. According to World Health Organization (WHO), 2014 coronary heart disease deaths in Sri Lanka reached 32,582 or 25.74% of total deaths. Patients with heart failure experience various physical and emotional symptoms such as dyspnoea, fatigue, oedema, sleeping difficulties, depression and chest pain. These symptoms limit patients’ daily physical and social activities and result in poor quality of life (QOL). Understanding the factors that influence on the wellbeing of patients with heart failure will allow nurses to focus on specific intervention for enhancing their quality of life. Objectives: To assess the health related quality of life of patients’ with heart failure on treatment in National Hospital Sri Lanka (NHSL). Methodology: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among sample of randomly selected 197 patients having heart failure on treatment in NHSL cardiology clinic. Data were collected using interviewer administered WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire after the pre-test. Ethical approval was obtained from the ethical review committee of KAATSU International University and NHSL. Data were analysed according to the WHOQOL user manual Results and conclusions: Most of the participants were Sinhala (64.3%, n= 110), Buddhist (56.1%, n= 96) males (66.7%, n= 114) belong to age group 50-59 (45%, n= 77). Among the participants 83.6% (n= 143) were married and 24% (n = 143) were educated up to advance level. Most of the participant having poor physical (64.3%), psychological (66.1%) and social (64.3%) QOL. Nearly half of the participant (48%) having poor environmental QOL. The overall quality of life was poor in most of the patient with HF. Health education and health promotion programmes should be conducted to uplift the QOL of the patients. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Academic staff members of the Faculty of Allied Health Science, University of Ruhuna en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Heart failure en_US
dc.subject NHSL en_US
dc.subject patients en_US
dc.subject QOL en_US
dc.title Health Related Quality of Life of Patients with Heart Failure and on Treatment in National Hospital Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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