Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 178-188
Health Related Quality of Life of Patient with Chronic Liver Disease in a Tertiary Hospital, Kathmandu
Former Student of Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Masters of Nursing, Advanced Adult Heath, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Chronic liver disease can have a profound negative impact on patients’ health related quality of life and well-being. The objective of the study was to find out the health related quality of life of patient with chronic liver disease. Descriptive cross sectional research design based on quantitative approach was adopted. The study was conducted in Tribhuvan University, Teaching Hospital. Non-probability, purposive sampling was used to select 103 respondents who were interviewed using semi-structured interview based on WHOQOL-BREF 26 item questionnaire. Data was collected by researcher herself in total four weeks. Descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t test and ANOVA) were used to analyze the data.
Study findings revealed that mean score of overall health related quality of life was 43.26±14.27. The highest score was found in social relationship domain (50.58±10.02) and lowest in physical health domain (43.78±13.08). In socio-demographic characteristics, significant mean difference was found between different domains of health related quality of life (p<0.05) and age, occupation, economic status; in medical variables between social relationship domain and duration of disease; in personal behavioral variables between different domains of health related quality of life and alcohol consumption and tobacco consumption.
Based on the findings of the study it can be concluded that health related quality of life of patient with chronic liver disease was below norm. Thus, nursing strategies considering updated counseling and educational materials to improve quality of life are suggested.
Key words: Liver Disease, Health Related Quality of Life, WHOQOL-BREF.