:: Volume 3, Issue 2 (Summer 2013) ::
JABS 2013, 3(2): 155-162 Back to browse issues page
A study on the life quality of patients suffering from leishmaniasis
Shamsi Noorpisheh 1, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Laila Nikrouz
1- , noorpishehs@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (41897 Views)

Background & Objective: skin lesions, Scars and psychiatric disorders are an important issue in the life of patients with coetaneous leishmaniasis. The prevalence of Leishmaniasis has been increasing in Fasa, therefore this study assesses the life quality of patients suffering from leishmaniasis in Fasa between 2010-2011.

Materials & Methods: This descriptive - cross sectional study was conducted in 2010 on 70 patients with coetaneous leishmaniasis that were referred to Fasa health center. The Data was collected by the three  questionnaires, demographic, SF-36 and DLQI. In order to compare the quality of skin life was assessed in subgroups using t-tests and ANOVA. The relationship between quality of life and quality of life skin was calculated with Pearson correlation.

Results: in this study, the mean of DLQI scores in patients was 13.7. The findings show that There is an inverse relationship between the score and age of the subjects (r= 0.312). But there is a direct relationship between the score with its duration. The highest mean score of the quality of the subjects’ attitude towards general health (72.1 +-21.5), but the lowest was towards the subjects social performance (56.1+- 27.7).

Conclusion: The study can be conducted to determine the factors associated with the quality of life and physical and psychological harm must be prevented with planning . 

Keywords: Quality of life, quality of life, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitology
Received: 2013/09/15 | Accepted: 2013/10/6 | Published: 2013/10/6

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