A Study on Assessment of Demographic Details and Health Related Quality of Life in Alcoholic Liver Disorder Patients
Tasneem Fatima et al.,
Alcoholic | Liver Disorder
Vol: 7; Iss:8; Aug 21 | ISSN: 2454-5422
Objective: To study the impact of Patient Education on Health-related Quality of Life in patients with Alcoholic Liver Disorders.
- To assess the demographic details that could increase the likelihood of disease progression.
- A randomized control study is implied to assess the health-related quality of life and to lower the incidence of risk factors and complications.
Methods: This is a prospective, observational study carried out in a multi-specialty hospital for a period of 6 months. Patients between the age group of 18 years and 70 years of either gender from in-patient and out-patient departments are included in the study. Demographic data, lab parameters and treatment details were collected from the patient case files. Health related quality of life was assessed using standardized questionnaire called 5D questionnaire. It is provided with a scale numbered from 0-100, by which HRQOL score can be assessed.
Results: Among the 60 study patients, 30 patients were from the control group and 30 patients were from the test group. In the control group, 27 patients (95%) were male and 3 (5%) were female. In the test group, 29 patients were males (98%) and 1(2%) was female. The mean age of the study patients was 20 years and the maximum age of the enrolled patients was 75 years. Majority of the patients were in the age group of 40-50. Among the patients who completed all the follow-ups, most of them have completed their schooling education (59%) and were employed. Smoking status in the control group patients was (53%) and the test group was (66%).
Conclusion: Alcohol liver disorder affects social and mental well-being of the patients associated with dramatically impaired HRQOL. From the findings of our study it can be concluded that structured education to patients in test groups by pharmacists showed a significant improvement in 5D-5L questionnaire and overall Health Related Quality of Life. Supporting the educational interventional role of pharmacists.