A Study to assess the Quality of life among Persons living with Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Arthritis in selected Village of Ludhiana, Punjab
*Corresponding Author E-mail: Neetutripathi550@gmail.com
Background of the Study
Quality of Life (QOL) is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person's physical health, psychological state, level of independence, social relationships, personal beliefs and their relationship to salient features of their environment.
To assess the quality of life among persons living with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and arthritis.
The research design adopted for this study was exploratory quantitative research design. Total 75 persons living with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and arthritis was selected by nonprobability convenient sampling techniques. Data was collected by using Standardized structured tool; The World Health Organization Quality of life (WHOQOL)-BREF, through interview technique.
This study reveals that majority of the persons with hypertension 34 (79.07%), diabetes mellitus 20 (80.00%) and arthritis 6(85.71%) had average quality of life whereas only few persons with hypertension 6 (13.95%), diabetes mellitus 4 (16.00%) and arthritis 1(14.29%) had good quality of life.
The present study revealed that majority of persons with Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Arthritis have average quality of life. Henceearly diagnosis and compliance with recommended treatment is paramount in the successful management of this disease and ensuring better quality of life.
Quality of Life, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Arthritis.