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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 43) Last page : ( 45)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00010.1

Assess the Quality of life of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients admitted at Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni(Bk)

Ms Jayasheela Heera*

Associate Professor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), College of Nursing, Taluka Rahata, District Ahmednagar, Loni(Bk), Maharashtra-413736

*Corresponding Author Email: heera.jayasheela00@gmail com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease reduced breathing capacity and impairs patients ability to carry out activities of daily living, adversely affecting quality of life. World Health bank study estimated the prevalence of COPD per 30 population in India as 4.38in nmales and 3.44 in females. A cross sectional study was undertaken to assess the health related quality of life (HRQOL) of COPD patients admitted at Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni (Bk)

Objectives

To assess the quality of life of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patient, to associate the quality of life of COPD patients with selected demographic variable

Method

A total of 30 patients were enrolled using convenient sampling in this cross sectional study. Eligible patients were assesses for quality of life by using the Marathi version of St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)

Result

The mean total score of SGRQ in the COPD patients was 55.66±13.01, indicating marked impairment of health related quality of life. By applying Chi-Square test there is a significant association between demographic characteristics namely; History of exposure to smoke, Duration of exposure to pollutants, Duration of Illness Study group (p<0.05) and remaining characteristics are not significant (p>0.05)

Conclusion

This study showed the Chronic Obstructive patients had reduced health related quality of life.

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Keywords

Quality of life (QOL), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ).

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