Assessment of Risk Factors, Health Related Quality of Life among Hypertensive Patients in Primary Health Care Center- Iraq-2020
Background; Chronic diseases disturb life expectancies, (1) that effect psychological, social, and economical
status.(2) The present study evaluated the risk factors and health related quality of life (HRQL) among
hypertensive patients. Objectives: Assessment of risk factors, (HRQL) among hypertensive patients in ALAndalus primary health care center in AL-Ramadi city during the period January–March-2020. Materials
&methods: a cross sectional study involved 100 hypertensive patients using Flanagan Quality of Life Scale
in AL- Andalus primary health care center in AL-Ramadi city during the period January–March-2020.
Results: The study revealed that 66% of the patients were males and 67% of them were over 55 years,
working, graduated, smokers and from urban area. About half of females were over 55 years that 42% of
them completed 2nd school but all of them were not-working and from rural area. Sixty percent of persons
had high blood cholesterol level with average mean was 240, 220 mg/dl for males & females respectively,
the same percent had cardiac disease while, 40% of them had diabetes mellitus for both sexes. The average
body mass index was 39, 36 among males and females respectively. Thirty eight percent of patients had
good and very good material and physical well-being with average mean 2.5 ± (0.5), while only twentyfour percent had good and very good relationships with other people, the average mean was 2.0 ± (0.5) with
statistical significance with sex. Thirty-two percent of persons had good and very good social, community,
and civic activities with average mean 2.4 ± (1.0) and significant with sex. Only twenty-eight percent of
persons had personal development and fulfillment with average mean 2.5 ± (0.4) and significant with sex,
while forty-two percent of them had recreation with average mean 3.0 ± (1.0) that also significant with sex.
Conclusion: High risk factors for both sexes and poor quality of life, mostly among female hypertensive
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Re use and mixing of content policy- We follow Creative Commons Licence Policy. We follow CC BY. Please refer below for all details
This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.
- The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
- The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions