Quality of life of iranian β-thalassaemia major patients living on the southern coast of the caspian sea

Khani, H. and Majdi, M. R. and Azad Marzabadi, E. and Montazeri, A. and Ghorbani, A. and Ramezani, M. (2012) Quality of life of iranian β-thalassaemia major patients living on the southern coast of the caspian sea. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5). pp. 539-545.

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In the present study, the aim was to explore the quality of life of thalassaemia major (TM) patients according to age, sex, school performance, severity and complications of the disease. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Quality of life was evaluated by 4 questionnaires; demographic characteristics, the short form 36 health survey (SF-36), Persian version of symptoms checklist-90-revised (SCL-90-R) and life satisfaction index (LSI). 687 (41.08) of the eligible patients with TM completed the questionnaires. With the SF-36 questionnaire, 329 (47.9) participants had an excellent level of physical functioning. With the SCL-90-R questionnaire, 446 (64.9) participants had a global severity index of > 0.7, considered psychiatric patients, 141 (20.5) patients had GSI between 0.4 and 0.7, considered suspected psychiatric patients and 100 (14.6) participants had GSI of < 0.4, considered non-psychiatric patients. The mean score of LSI questionnaire was 20.50 (SD 5.95), range 2-37. Beta- TM patients are at risk of psychiatric symptoms and need appropriate psychiatric counselling.

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Additional Information: Cited By :12 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: EMHJA Correspondence Address: Khani, H.; Iranian Applied Research Center for Public Health and Sustainable Development (IRCPHD), North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran; email: dr.h.khani@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent adult anxiety Article beta thalassemia cross-sectional study depression distress syndrome female global severity index health survey hostility human interpersonal stress life satisfaction major clinical study male mental health middle aged named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales obsessive compulsive disorder paranoia phobia Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale psychosis quality of life questionnaire Short Form 36 somatization Symptom Checklist 90 young adult
Subjects: WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 06:22
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 06:22
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18922

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