International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease

Jyoti Srivastava [5]

Abstract: Introduction Quality of life has an important status in patient management suffering from chronic liver disease. Patient with chronic liver disease suffer from fatigue, loss of self esteem, inability to function at work, anxiety, depression and other emotional problem that profoundly decreases their quality of life and well being. The QOL assessment provides valuable information regarding the specific areas of deficit, which require greater attention by the health care workers. The knowledge of the specific areas of deficit helps in setting goals for psycho-social therapies and rehabilitation. Aims & Objective To assess the quality of life of patients with Chronic liver disease. Materials & Methods A descriptive design was carried out at the Gastro ward of Sir Sunder Lal Hospital BHU. . The study included 30 patients suffering from chronic liver disease at the previously mentioned settings. Tools of the study involved a structured questionnaire Fact Ga tool (version-4), (David Cella et al) to assess the quality of life for chronic liver disease patients. Results The quality of life of chronic liver disease patient was poor assessed on the parts of physical, social, emotional, functional wellbeing and other additional domains, where as QOL is more poor in emotional and functional wellbeing, in comparison to physical and social wellbeing. There was no any significant association between related demographical variables (like sex domicile type of family marital status) and chronic liver disease. Conclusion Health care personnel should be given an opportunity to update their knowledge regarding CLD. Nurses need to be aware, that providing education or conducting health related teaching service are an important aspect of their nursing service.

Keywords: Chronic, Liver disease, Patients, quality of life, nursing

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,

Pages: 2175 - 2179

Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease

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