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Factors influencing quality of life in patients with active tuberculosis in Pakistan

Masood, Sarwar Awan and Muhammad, Waqas and Muhammad, Amir Aslam (2012): Factors influencing quality of life in patients with active tuberculosis in Pakistan. Published in: World Applied Sciences Journal , Vol. 18, No. 3 (2012): pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Evidently Tuberculosis remains a major threat to public health globally. Latterly academia with exertion dedication has tried to extract the health related quality of life of the people with active tuberculosis. Meager studies in Pakistan have tried to explore the factors that influences patient’s health related quality of life besides the disease. The intentions of this study were to scrutinize the factors that influences patient’s quality of life with active tuberculosis in Pakistan. By using SF-36, 120 patients of tuberculosis were interviewed at TB hospital Sargodha. Results reveals that female patients are enjoying better quality of life as compared to male and rural patient’s quality of life scores are better than urban patients. Multiple regression results show that disease severity, use of drugs and death threat are the factors that negatively affect the patients HRQOL.

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