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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 145) Last page : ( 148)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00032.4

Prospective Study on the Quality of Life in Patients with Anorectal Disease

Kumar Amrutha S.1, Babu M. Sekar2, Aanandhi Vijey M2,*

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels University (VISTAS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels University (VISTAS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: hodpchemistry@velsuniv.ac.in

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

Objectives

To assess the impairment of health related quality of life in patients with Anorectal disease by evolving a Questionnaire. To evaluate the impact in the quality of life in patients with Anorectal disease.

Methodology

This method involves prospective analysis of quality of life in men and women with anorectal disease. The study is carried out by the collection and documentation of general information of the patient regarding the disease. SF-12 Questionnaire The SF-12 Health Survey includes 12 questions from the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 1). These include: 2 questions concerning physical functioning; 2 questions on role limitations because of physical health problems; 1 question on bodily pain; 1 question on general health perceptions; 1 question on vitality (energy/fatigue); 1 question on social functioning; 2 questions on role limitations because of emotional problems; and 2 questions on general mental health (psychological distress and psychological well-being).

Results

The study was conducted among 100 patients. There is an extremely significant (P<0.0001**) values were obtained when compared between pre counseling and post counseling phases of knowledge, attitude and perception scores.

Conclusion

Hemorrhoids is a common anorectal disease condition seen in almost all the age group except for neonates. Seen from my study that quality of life of patients with hemorrhoids could be improved to some extend with good education regarding the disease.

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Keywords

Hemorrhoids, Quality of life, Anorectal disease.

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