Factors Affecting on Quality of Life of Valvular Heart Disease Patients in Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161130
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Affecting on Quality of Life of Valvular Heart Disease Patients in Thailand
Abstract:
Factors Affecting on Quality of Life of Valvular Heart Disease Patients in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Petchprapai, Nutthita, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Contact Telephone:(216)368-2520
Co-Authors:Chris Winkelman, PhD, CNP, CCRN, Assistant Professor
Valvular heart disease (VHD) patients encounter physical and psycho-social consequences that may have effects on their quality of life (QOL).

Purposes: To explore the level of perceived QOL among the VHD patients and to determine effect of demographic, socio-economic, and health-related factors on QOL.

Theoretical/Conceptual framework: Ferrans and Powers' conceptual model of quality of life

Subjects and setting: Data were collected from 150 VHD patients; 113 subjects had valve-replacement surgery and 37 subjects were in the waiting list for the operation, at Srinakarind hospital in Thailand.

Method: Data were collected with a face-to-face interview. The QOL was evaluated by using a questionnaire translated to Thai from Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index (QLI) cardiac version-II. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for this questionnaire was .90.

Results: Mean score of QOL among all subjects was 22.80. The highest score occurred in the family domain and the psycho-spiritual domain had the lowest score. Post-operative patients reported higher QOL than those who were on the waiting list (mean score = 23.17 and 21.69 respectively). Among post-operative subjects, the highest score was found in the health and functioning domain and the lowest score was found in the psycho-spiritual domain. In contrast, the health and functioning domain was rated as the lowest among the pre-operative patients while the family domain was rated as the highest. Functional class of heart disease, changes in career, and complications were found to be the most influential factors on QOL for all 150 patients. However, none of those factors had significant effect on the QOL among the post-operative patients while functional class of heart and career changes significantly altered the QOL of the pre-operative subjects.

Conclusion: Valve-replacement did improve health and functioning in VHD patients; however, psychological and family concerns were still high even after the operation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Affecting on Quality of Life of Valvular Heart Disease Patients in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161130-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Affecting on Quality of Life of Valvular Heart Disease Patients in Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Petchprapai, Nutthita, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(216)368-2520</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nutthita@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chris Winkelman, PhD, CNP, CCRN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Valvular heart disease (VHD) patients encounter physical and psycho-social consequences that may have effects on their quality of life (QOL). <br/><br/>Purposes: To explore the level of perceived QOL among the VHD patients and to determine effect of demographic, socio-economic, and health-related factors on QOL.<br/><br/>Theoretical/Conceptual framework: Ferrans and Powers' conceptual model of quality of life<br/><br/>Subjects and setting: Data were collected from 150 VHD patients; 113 subjects had valve-replacement surgery and 37 subjects were in the waiting list for the operation, at Srinakarind hospital in Thailand. <br/><br/>Method: Data were collected with a face-to-face interview. The QOL was evaluated by using a questionnaire translated to Thai from Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index (QLI) cardiac version-II. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for this questionnaire was .90. <br/><br/>Results: Mean score of QOL among all subjects was 22.80. The highest score occurred in the family domain and the psycho-spiritual domain had the lowest score. Post-operative patients reported higher QOL than those who were on the waiting list (mean score = 23.17 and 21.69 respectively). Among post-operative subjects, the highest score was found in the health and functioning domain and the lowest score was found in the psycho-spiritual domain. In contrast, the health and functioning domain was rated as the lowest among the pre-operative patients while the family domain was rated as the highest. Functional class of heart disease, changes in career, and complications were found to be the most influential factors on QOL for all 150 patients. However, none of those factors had significant effect on the QOL among the post-operative patients while functional class of heart and career changes significantly altered the QOL of the pre-operative subjects.<br/><br/>Conclusion: Valve-replacement did improve health and functioning in VHD patients; however, psychological and family concerns were still high even after the operation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:16:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:16:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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