Evaluation of treatment effect of anti-tuberculosis drugs on the quality of life among tuberculosis patients admitted in Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran

AUTHORS

Ramin Hamidi Farahani 1 , Shirin Afhami 2 , * , Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad 3 , Azita kheiltash 4 , Seyed Javad Hosieni Shokooh 5 , Samira Majidian 6 , Mahtab noorifard 7

1 Assistant Professor, Department of infectious Disease, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran., Andorra

3 Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

4 Researcher, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

5 Assistant Professor, 503-Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

6 Researcher, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

7 Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Hamidi Farahani R , Afhami S , Rasoolinejad M , kheiltash A, Hosieni Shokooh S J , et al. Evaluation of treatment effect of anti-tuberculosis drugs on the quality of life among tuberculosis patients admitted in Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2012 ; 10(4):e68082.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 10 (4); e68082
Published Online: January 02, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 25, 2012
Accepted: December 02, 2012
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Abstract

Background: Despite the possibility of curing TB with medical therapy, it has a sizable impact on the lives of afflicted patients. This study aimed to evaluate of treatment effect of anti-tuberculosis drugs on the quality of life on tuberculosis patients admitted in Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran.

Materials and Methods: The investigation was a before and after study. It was done in 2006-2007 by fill in Persian translated questionnaire of WHOQOL- BREF on 46 pulmonary or extra pulmonary TB infected patients. Paired samples T-test was performed to find out the differences.

Results: After 8 weeks of treatment, mean score elevation was significant in physical (15.76±23.89, p<0.001), psychological (7.84±17.57, p=0.004), and social (6.83±19.48, p=0.02) domains. It was not significant in environmental domain (2.15±8.48, p=0.09).Mean score elevation at the discharge time in physical, psychological, social and environmental domains were: (5.65±16.56, p=0.09), (11.69±19.22, p=0.001), (1.04±8.60, p=0.41), and (4.37±17.77, p=0.1), respectively.

Conclusion: In our study, after treatment of tuberculosis, patient’s physical, psychological and social –not environmental- domains of quality of life were elevated, but at the discharge, there was a significant elevation in physical and psychological domains. These results emphasize the importance of patient’s treatment at the first days of admission, with special attention to social and environmental domains.

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