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Samsamipour M, Madmoli Y, Ahmadimazhin S, Roohafza J, Babolibahmaei A, Rahmati P et al . Health-related Quality of Life of Young Adult with beta-Thalassemia Major. SJNMP. 2019; 4 (4) :66-75
URL: http://sjnmp.muk.ac.ir/article-1-201-en.html
1- Student Research Committee, Dezful University of Medical Sciences.
2- Student Research Committee, Dezful University of Medical Sciences. , ymadmoli@gmail.com
3- Dezful University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (247 Views)
Background & Aim: Quality of life in people with thalassemia is impaired; thalassemia young adult cannot success in their life in society because of problems. This study investigated health-related quality of life of young adult with beta thalassemia major.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 55 young patients with thalassemia major referred to thalassemia center in hospital of Dezful. For assessment quality of life SF-36 questionnaire was used. Data analysis with SPSS-18 software using T-test, ANOVA, Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficient at significant level p<0.05 was used.
Results: A total of 55 young patients with thalassemia (33 males and 22 females) were enrolled. Mean of quality of life in these patients was 16.70±72.35. The average physical and mental health scores in these subjects were 76.27±16.03 and 69/99±19.44, respectively. The lowest and highest quality of life scores related to general health (61.68) and pain (85.86), respectively. Also in this study was found between general health and emotional well-being, there was a significant relationship with level of education (p>0.016). Positive correlation between income and pain was significant (p= 0.02) (r= 0.3).
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated the quality of life of young adult with thalassemia in some aspects is not acceptable. Their physical and mental health should also be considered and so health systems should strive to improve the quality of life of these young people.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/12/31 | Revised: 2019/06/30 | Accepted: 2019/01/28

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