Investigation of Effective Factors on the Quality of Life of Patients Suffering from Ulcerative Colitis in Remission

Hajaghamohammadi, ali akbar and Keshavarzi, Bahareh and Zargar, Ali (2017) Investigation of Effective Factors on the Quality of Life of Patients Suffering from Ulcerative Colitis in Remission. Biotechnology and Health Sciences, S (1). pp. 29-34. ISSN 2383-028x

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Background: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a variable and unpredictable course. This disease has noticeable consequences and by causing limitations in the life style of patients affects their quality of life. Objectives: In this study, we evaluated the quality of life (QOL) of these patients in the remission period of this disease. Methods: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in 96 patients suffering from UC in clinical remission phase were evaluated by the use of two questionnaires of IBDQ and SF-36 which evaluate the domains of QOL and physical-psychological health, respectively. Results were analyzed by independent sample t-test and regression analysis using of SPSS version 22. Results: Mean total scores from SF-36 and IBDQ tests were 79.5 ± 17.7 and 48.8 ± 9.5, respectively. Based on the results of IBD-Q test, the least score was given to the systemic symptoms (11.01 ± 3.17) and the most was related to the emotional function (30.06 ± 8.03). In the domain of physical-psychological health, physical health (15.06 ± 25.7) compared to the psychological health (33.5 ± 7.8) had a higher score. In addition, the mean total score from the IBD-Q test (P = 0.017), intestinal symptoms (P = 0.015) and emotional function (P = 0.007) were statistically more significant in males compared to the females. Conclusions: In patients suffering from UC in the remission phase males had a better HRQOL compared to females. Also remission period and absence of EIM have a positive effect on the QOL of these patients. Keywords: Ulcerative Colitis, Health Related Quality of Life, IBDQ, SF-36

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 27 May 2017 06:23
Last Modified: 27 May 2017 06:23
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6454

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