The impact of comorbidities on quality of life and long term prognosis in patients with heart failure

 
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2011 (EN)
The impact of comorbidities on quality of life and long term prognosis in patients with heart failure (EN)

Ραφουλη-Στεργιου, Πηνελόπη (EL)
Νικολάου, Μ. (EL)
Γαϊτάνη, Σταυρούλα (EL)
Κατσούλας, Θεόδωρος Α. (EL)
Παρίσης, Ιωάννης (EL)

Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας.Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής (EL)
Κρεμαστινός, Δημήτριος Θ. (EL)
Αναστασίου-Νανα, Μαρία (EL)
Κολοκάθης, Φώτιος (EL)
Καρατζάς, Δημήτριος (EL)
Φιλιππάτος, Γεράσιμος (EL)

Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of comorbidities on quality of life and 5 year survival of patients with heart failure. Methods: One hundred and ten patients have completed questionnaires such as Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) and Zung score. Anaemia, diabetes mellitus, renal dysfunction and depression were recorded. Scores of functional capacity and quality of life and survival were compared among patients with no comorbidities, with one, two and 3 or more comorbidities. Results: The absence of comorbidities was associated with better functional scores, quality of life, depression score and exercise capacity, while the presence of one (1C), two (2C) and ≥three comorbidities (3C) were associated with a continuous decline in all parameters (table). Five year survival plots for patients without comorbidities, with one, two and 3 or more comorbid conditions are shown in figure. Conclusion: The presence of comorbidities in heart failure patients influence functional status, quality of life and patients' long term survival. (EN)

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Heart failure (EN)
Comortalities (EN)
Αναιμία (EN)
Anemia (EN)
Συννοσηρότητες (EN)
Καχεξία (EN)
Cachexia (EN)
Καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια (EN)
Patients (EN)
Quality of life (EN)
Ποιότητα ζωής (EN)
Comorbidities (EN)
Co-morbidities (EN)
Συνοδά νοσήματα (EN)
Ασθενείς (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

European Journal of Heart Failure (EN)

English

2011




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