Indicators of Quality of Life and Functional Status of Patients with Arterial Hypertension and Gout
The objective: to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) and functional status of patients with arterial hypertension (AH) and gout, to determine the factors influencing the QOL in this category of patients.
Materials and methods. The study included 61 patients with AH, mean age (SD) of 54,25±10,29 years, which were divided into 2 groups: group 1 (n=36, main) –patients with AH and gout, group 2 (n=25, comparison) – patients with AH. The control group included 10 patients. The QOL was evaluated using the Short Form Medical Outcomes Study (SF-36) questionnaire, the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ-DI) and the 10-point Patient Global Assessment (PGA).
Results. Patients with AH and gout were more likely to have lowered their physical health indicators and the role-emotional. The average value of the HAQ-DI questionnaire was significantly lower in the main group, and on the PGA scale, in the main and comparison group.Conclusion. QOL of patients with AH and gout has been reduced to a greater extent in comparison with patients without gout due to chronic pain syndrome, functional constraints, psychological problems. Factors affecting the lung in this category of patients are the clinical manifestations of AH and gout: age, number of exacerbations of AH per year, total cardiovascular risk (TCVR), total number of affected joints, severity of gout, comorbidity.
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