International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Quality of Life of Chinese Heart Failure Patients and Their Family Caregivers
Fares J. S. Sawafta, Dr. Xianhua Chen

Quality of life has become an important aspect in the assessment and treatment process of chronic disease. The aims of this study were to determine the factors affecting patients and their caregivers’ QOL and compare the QOL of participants. The data were collected using Short Form 36 in Chinese version one. QOL of the Heart failure patients was less than their family caregivers and HF patients’. QOL was affected by gender, employment status and education level and it was not to be affected by marital status and New York heart association classification, Also this study was determined that heart failure family caregivers’ QOL was affected by gender. HF seriously affects patients’ and their family caregivers’ QOL and caregivers have better QOL than patients.

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