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Health related quality of life assessment in patients with hepatitis: a case of Pakistan

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  • Awan, Masood Sarwar
  • Waqas, Muhammad
  • Aslam, Muhammad Amir
  • Abbas, Faisal

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The intention of this study is to dig out the demographic, medical, economic and psychosocial factors that affect the health related quality of life of the hepatitis B and C patient in district Sargodha. 120 patients of hepatitis B and C virus were interviewed. WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire was followed for the construction of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument. Age of the patient, disease severity, use of drug, pain, depression, financial hindrance and threat of death negatively affect the HRQOL of the hepatitis patient while, vaccination, income, education, sleep, opportunity of leisure and better living condition affect HRQOL positively.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30770.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business 1.3(2011): pp. 1259-1268
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30770

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Keywords: HRQOL; HBV; HCV; Pakistan;

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  1. Awan, Masood Sarwar & Waqas, Muhammad & Ali, Mumtaz & Aslam, Muhammad Amir, 2011. "Status of Health related Quality of life between HBV and HCV Patients of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 31933, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Masood, Sarwar Awan & Muhammad, Waqas & Muhammad, Amir Aslam, 2012. "Factors influencing quality of life in patients with active tuberculosis in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 40043, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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