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

Masood Awan (), Muhammad Waqas (), Muhammad Aslam () and Faisal Abbas

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Abstract: 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.

Keywords: HRQOL; HBV; HCV; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I0 I18 A14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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Published in Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business 1.3(2011): pp. 1259-1268

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