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QualityOf Life For Elderly People With Cardio-Vascular Diseases At Homein Rural Areas
Authors: & miss Boshra. A.Abdo(4)Dr.Eman.N.Ramadan(1),Prof.Dr.Howyida.S.Abd-El Hameed(2), Prof.Dr.Nawal.M.Soliman(3)
Year: 2015
Keywords: Elderly, cardiovascular disease, quality of life.
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Abstract Nowadays, the health related to quality of life has received increased attention as an important outcome measure for elderly with chronic illnesses. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life for elderly people with cardiovascular diseases in rural areas. A descriptive study was used for the study. A convenience sample of 250 cardiovascular elderly residing rural areas they were distributed as 100 elderly representing 10% of attendants of Health Insurance Hospital and 150 elderly who represented 10% of attendants of Benha University Hospital. The study Two tools were designed for data collection 1) an interviewing questionnaire to assessa) studied sample characteristics b) studied sampleknowledge about cardiovascular diseases c)assess the quality of life of the studied sample ,according to WHO quality of life 20072) an observational checklistfor assessingcardiovascular elder's home environment. The study results revealed thata statistically significant difference was detected between the quality of life score and elderly aged 65 - < 70 years. Males had significantly higher quality of life scores than females regard the level of education, enough income, free work, good home environment and knowledge about cardiovascular disease. However, no significant statistically difference was found between total quality of life score and marital status. This study concluded that significant correlations were detected between total quality of life score and predisposing factors such as age, total knowledge score, psychological condition and home environment. The study recommended that development of a health educational program about healthy life style including adequate oral hygiene, healthy diet, proper exercise, activity and rest patterns, no smoking and continuous follow up of elderlycardiovascular diseases .

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