Multidimensional Health-Related Quality-of-Life Among Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 48-56
Received: Apr. 25, 2018;
Accepted: May 16, 2018;
Published: Jun. 19, 2018
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Ghofran Omar Dhelaimi, National Tuberculosis Program, Ministry of Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Turki Suwaylim Alsaedi, National Tuberculosis Program, Ministry of Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Muteb Omtairan Alharbi, Pilgrimage City Hospital, Ministry of Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Fahad Alkaraiem, Pilgrimage City Hospital, Ministry of Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Abdulhameed Saleem Altarjami, Pilgrimage City Hospital, Ministry of Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Ayman Ahmad Alkaraiem, Applied Health Sciences, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Ergie Pepito Inocian, Nursing Department, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This study aimed to explore the multi-dimensional health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among tuberculosis patients and examined its association between with their demographic profiles. A cross-sectional survey using the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Tuberculosis (FACIT-TB) was carried out on a convenience sample of 87 tuberculosis patients at a large tertiary hospital operating the National TB Control Program (NTP) under the Ministry of Health, Western Region, Saudi Arabia. The overall HRQOL of the respondents is poor, whereas the different dimensions were rated as poor to moderate. The respondents’ age, smoking status, duration of TB, experience of travelling outside KSA, and educational attainment exhibited significant association to some degree with some of the dimensions of HRQOL. Strategies to strengthen the treatment support could sustain acceptable levels of physical, social and emotional functioning among TB patients. The need to increase public awareness about tuberculosis is needed to ensure prompt healthcare seeking, early detection, adherence to remedy, and better prognosis.
Ghofran Omar Dhelaimi,
Turki Suwaylim Alsaedi,
Muteb Omtairan Alharbi,
Abdulhameed Saleem Altarjami,
Ayman Ahmad Alkaraiem,
Ergie Pepito Inocian,
Multidimensional Health-Related Quality-of-Life Among Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia, World Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 3, No. 2,
2018, pp. 48-56.
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