Fatigue its Related Factors and Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure in Tertiary Care Hospital Kochi

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Akhil C S
Kanmani J
Rajesh Thachathodiyil
Naveen Mathew

Abstract

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a common disease caused by inability of the heart to pump for 
supporting the circulation and the functional abnormalities of the heart. The present study was 
designed to assess the Fatigue, its related factors and Quality of life (QoL) among Patients with 
HF in Tertiary Care Hospital, Kochi with the objectives to (1) Find out the correlation between 
fatigue and (QoL) among patients with HF. (2) Identify the related factors among patients with HF. 
(3) Find the correlation between fatigue and its related factors among patients with HF.
Methods: A cross sectional design with non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to 
collect data from 150 HF patients from cardiology OPD at AIMS, Kochi. A standardized MFI, PSQI, 
HADS, MLHFQ tool were used for the assessment of fatigue, sleep, anxiety, depression, and QoL. The 
emotional aspects of QoL is significantly correlated with general fatigue (p=0.026), physical 
fatigue (p=0.004) and reduced motivation (< 0.001). The correlation with depression and dimensions 
of fatigue was found to be significant as the p-value was less than 0.05..
Conclusion: The study concludes that the general fatigue level increases the QoL decrease. General 
and mental fatigue increases the depression also increases.

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Fatigue its Related Factors and Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure in Tertiary Care Hospital Kochi. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.37506/tkwhb718
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Akhil C S

Second year M.Sc Nursing, Department of Medical and surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Health Sciences Campus, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and
Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Kanmani J

Professor & HOD, Department of Medical and surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Health Sciences Campus, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Rajesh Thachathodiyil

Professor & HOD, Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Naveen Mathew

Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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Fatigue its Related Factors and Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure in Tertiary Care Hospital Kochi. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.37506/tkwhb718

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