Correlates of quality of life patients with cirrhosis of liver admitted in selected hospitals of Udupi taluk, Karnataka

P. P. Jijomon, Dasy Josphine Lobo, Flavia Castelino

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Background: Cirrhosis of liver is a devastating and disabling chronic disease. Aim: an explorative survey was conducted among the patients with cirrhosis of liver in Udupi taluk hospitals, with the objective to assess the Quality Of Life, emotional wellbeing, functional status, socioeconomic status, family supports of the patients with cirrhosis of liver and also to find the relationship between these variables. Data was collected using purposive sampling technique from126 patients who was conscious, alert, admitted and diagnosed with cirrhosis of liver in the selected hospitals of Udupi taluk which had more than 50 bed strength. Results: Findings of the study revealed that majority of the samples were male 97.6% (123). Majority of them 42.1% (53) belong to the group of 51-60 years. Most of the of patients (42.1%) rated their QOL as neither poor nor good. Majority of the 52.4% (66) of the patients with cirrhosis were emotionally stable, Most of the patients 35.7% (45) were in the category of moderate dependence status. Seventeen percentages (13) of them were totally dependent. High positive correlation was shown between emotional wellbeing and quality of life. (? = 0.920 p <0.001),weak positive correlation was found between QOL and socio economic status (? = 0.275 (p<0.002), and also there was a weak positive correlation between QOL and family support (? = 0.44 p<0.001). Conclusion: Samples had neither good nor poor quality of life. Emotional wellbeing and family support considerably contributed to the quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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