Gender differences? Factors related to quality of life among patients with Heart failure

Meng Ling Shih, Shian Ting Tsai, Hsing Mei Chen, Fan Hao Chou, Yi Liu

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摘要

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic, progressive disease that substantially decreases patients’ quality of life. Few studies have compared quality of life and its related factors across genders in patients with HF. To explore gender differences in quality of life and related factors among adult patients with HF. A comparative study was conducted with 245 HF patients recruited from a medical center and a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan from February 2009 to February 2011. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used, including stepwise multiple regressions. The mean quality of life scores of males were significantly higher than those of females (87.78 ± 13.99 vs. 84.49 ± 11.85). The factors significantly related to quality of life for the male HF patients, in descending order of strength of association were depressive symptoms, physical symptoms, and monthly family income-less than USD 1,000; for the females, the significantly related factors were physical symptoms, depressive symptoms, and monthly family income-less than USD 1,000. The amount variance for which quality of life accounted for male and female HF patients was similar (60% vs. 64%). The results could be used for health professionals to provide more appropriate assessments and care according to gender in the future.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)382-395
頁數14
期刊Women and Health
60
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2020 四月 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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