(i) To assess quality of life (QoL) profiles in hypertensive geriatrics with SF-36 ; (ii) to assess the compliance of geriatrics to medications ; (iii) to estimate clinical outcomes (reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure) ; (iv) to assess life satisfaction and (v) to explore the interrelationships of QoL, compliance, clinical outcomes and life satisfaction in hypertensive geriatrics.
Fifty-nine hypertensive geriatric patients in cardiology and 65 Plus clinics in West Virginia Hospitals were studied.
Age showed a significant negative correlation with physical functioning (r=0.339, P<=0.0127) and physical role (r=0.335, P<=0.0148).
The physical role facet of SF-36 is correlated with life satisfaction in geriatrics (r=0.316, P<=0.0219).
A regression analysis (backward stepwise) not including bodily pain (BP) and general health (GH) resulted in a model explaining 22.3% of variance (n=54, F=2.252, P<=0.0543).
Physical role (P<=0.0084) and mental health facets (P<=0.0184) of SF-36 emerged as the predictors of life satisfaction in elderly hypertensive patients.
Emotional role functioning (P<=0.0257) and social functioning (P<=0.0033) scores predicted levels of diastolic blood pressure in elderly hypertensive patients.
However, all eight concepts of SF-36 failed to predict compliance behaviour in geriatrics (n=53, P<=0.6913, R2=0.110).
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Hypertension artérielle, Observance médicamenteuse, Antihypertenseur, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Efficacité, Qualité vie, Satisfaction, Vieillard, Homme, Pronostic, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survey, Hypertension, Drug compliance, Antihypertensive agent, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Efficiency, Quality of life, Satisfaction, Elderly, Human, Prognosis, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Cardiovascular disease, Questionnaire
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Cote : 98-0341539
Code Inist : 002B02F05. Création : 27/11/1998.