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Title: Evaluation of health related quality of life in patients with metabolic syndrome
Authors: Τζιάλλας, Δημήτριος
Καστανιώτη, Κατερίνα Κ.
Σάββας, Κώστας
Κωσταπάνος, Μιχαήλ Σ.
Τζιάλλας, Βασίλειος
Contributors: Σκαπινάκης, Πέτρος
Ελισάφ, Μωησής Σ.
Βενετσάνος, Μαυρέας
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Metabolic syndrome;Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Nursing;Υγεία σχετιζόμενη με την ποιότητα ζωής;Καρδιαγγειακή νόσος;Κατάθλιψη;Health related quality of life;Depression
Subjects: Medicine
Metabolic Syndrome
Μεταβολικές διαταραχές
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 15-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Metabolic syndrome [MetSyn] is a combination of physiological risk factors that can trigger physical and emotional problems. The aim of this study is to investigate whether MetS is associated with lower health related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression. Methods: New consecutive patients referred to an outpatient lipid clinic for evaluation of possible MetSyn were eligible for inclusion in the study. The MetSyn was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) diagnostic criteria. The Medical Outcomes Study, Short Form-36 (SF-36) was used to assess HRQoL. Anxiety and depressive symptoms were assessed by a validated Greek version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Multivariate regressions were used to assess the hypothesis. Results: Three hundred and fifty-nine subjects were involved of whom 206 [57.4%] met the diagnostic criteria for the MetSyn (“cases”) and 153 [42.6%] did not (“comparator group”). Comparisons of SF-36 scores between patients with and without MetSyn revealed statistically significance differences except of bodily pain subscale [Physical Functioning: 78.4 vs 87.8, Role Physical: 66.8 vs 85.5; General Health: 59.8 vs 70.4; Vitality: 59.6 vs 68.0; Social Functioning: 76.5 vs 83.8; Role Emotional: 69.3 vs 82.6, Mental Health: 60.8 vs 71.7]. A predominance of anxiety [60%] and depressive symptoms [67%] was observed among subjects with MetSyn. Patients with MetSyn undergoing a therapeutic approach showed no improvement in its general and mental health [p: NS]. Conclusions: The presence of MetSyn was associated with more impaired HRQoL as well as depressive behaviours.
Language: English
Citation: Tziallas, D., Kastanioti, C., Kostas, S., Kostapanos, M.S., Tziallas, V., Skapinakis, P., Elisaf, M.S., Mavreas, V. (2012) Evaluation of health related quality of life in patients with metabolic syndrome. "Health Science Journal". 6 (1). p. 115-27.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 1 (Ιαν. - Μαρ. 2012)

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