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만성 B형 간염환자의 삶의 질과 제요인
Quality of Life and Related Factors in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B

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Authors
김금순; 이명선; 최은옥; 백승운; 곽상만; 권소희
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
기본간호학회 = Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
Citation
J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs, 14(3), 331-339
Keywords
B형 간염삶의 질Hepatitis BQuality of life
Abstract
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate LDQOL (Liver Disease Quality of Life) and its related factors of patients with Hepatitis B.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study. The LDQOL was formally translated to Korean and reliability was examined. One hundred thirty eight patients following gastroenterology outpatient clinic of S. hospital in Seoul, Korea participated.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 45.43 years and 87.7% were men. The mean score of LDQOL was 77.34, and mean scores of subscale were followed; symptom of liver disease (SxLD) (82.12), effect of liver disease (ELD) (25.50), concentration (Conc) (84.47), memory (Mem) (83.24), health discomfort, (HD) (75.18), sexual function (SFun) (75.71), sexual problem (SProb) (84.70), Loneliness (85.50), Hopeless (67.43), and stigma of liver disease (SLD) (91.64). Women had a lower LDQOL score for Loneliness (p=.034), and over 45 year-old patients had a lower LDQOL overall score (p=.000). Patients who were HBV carriers, or who had Chronic Hepatitis B or Liver Cirrhosis reported lower QOL respectively(p=.032).

Conclusion: Although the liver disease itself seemed to be stable, patients with HBV experienced poor QOL in ELD, SProb, SFun, and Hopeless. Therefore nursing interventions in these aspects are needed.
ISSN
1225-9012
Language
Korean
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/9457
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