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Sadati S, Tamaddoni T, baghianimoghadam M H. Quality of Life in Patients Suffering from Beta-Thalassemia Major in Amirkola, Iran. JCHR. 2015; 4 (3) :234-238
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-280-en.html
1- 1. Medical student, Babol University of medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
2- 2. Pediatric Department, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
3- , baghianimoghdam@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1383 Views)


Introduction: Thalassemia is regarded as a genetic hematologic disease that affects various aspects of patients’ life. Measuring the health-related quality of life is a multidimensional concept that focuses on the disease as well as its treatment.

Materials and methods:  This  cross-sectional study consisted of  50 adolescents aged 12-18 years suffering from Thalassemia major, out of which 30 were females and 20 were males with the mean (±SD) age of 15.38(±2) years old. The present study was carried out  applying the  Kidscreen-27 health-related questionnaire.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference between urban and rural patients’ scores (P-value=0.22). Comparison of quality of life amongst female and male patients indicated  male patients' better scores in regard with physical well-being, psychosocial well-being and the total score of quality of life compared to the females (P-value<0.05). The total score of quality of life within adolescents with higher educated  fathers was reported to be slightly higher than that of the other groups.

Conclusion: The study findings revealed that there was neither a significant difference between urban and rural patients with thalassemia major, nor a relation between adolescent patients'  quality of life  and their fathers’ education level. Nonetheless, male patients were demonstrated to have better quality of lifethan females.

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Review: Short Communication | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2015/12/19 | Accepted: 2015/12/19 | Published: 2015/12/19

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