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QUALITY OF LIFE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN PKU MUHAMMADIYAH HOSPITAL, YOGYAKARTA

Valdani, M and Perwitasari, Dyah Aryani and Inayati , Inayati (2009) QUALITY OF LIFE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN PKU MUHAMMADIYAH HOSPITAL, YOGYAKARTA. Media Farmasi, 8 (1). pp. 59-62. ISSN 1412-7946

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Abstract

Elderly population in Indonesia is going increase. Among elderly people who were related with multipathology, chronic disease and disability, psychosocial outcome measures become important in evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention or care programs. Hypertension is one of the diseases which has high prevalence in elderly population. This study is aimed to know the quality of life as psychosocial outcome in elderly patients with hypertension. We conducted a prospective observational study with hospitalized hypertension elderly patients as the subjects. We used SF-36 (Short Formulary with 36 questions) questionnaire as quality of life instrument. The study was done during April to May 2008 in PKU Muhammadiyah hospital Yogyakarta from April until May 2008 in PKU Muhammadiyah hospital. We observed from the 30 consecutive elderly patients with hypertension. The patients quality of life score in eight scale were still lower than the United States population. Most of the patient have good quality of life in mental health, but still lower in the physical role and emocional role. The patient with the low number of medications had a high quality of live in physical function, mental health and social function. Whereas, the patients with more than 5 medications have low quality of life in general scales. Keywords : Elderly, hypertension, quality of life, SF-36.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy (Fakultas Farmasi) > Pharmacy Doc
Depositing User: dyah aryani
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2014 03:52
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2014 03:52
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/2244

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