Economics at your fingertips  

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

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

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

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
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hea
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business 1.3(2011): pp. 1259-1268

Downloads: (external link) original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

Page updated 2021-06-05
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30770