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Assessing Quality of life of elders with femoral neck fractures, using SF36 and EQ5D
Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery *, Mohammad Abasinia
, adib1344@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Most of studies on quality of life in Iran have been conducted using SF36 questionnaire. Even though its efficiency has been demonstrated in different studies, but using shorter instruments with easier application, particularly for elders could be more suitable. The present study therefore was conducted to assess and compare quality of life of patients with femoral neck fractures, measured by two questionnaires of SF36 and EQ5D. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 70 elders with femoral neck fracture. EQ5D and FS36 questionnaires were used to assess the general health related quality of life. Data were analyzed using statistical tests like Chi square, T-test, analysis of variance, Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficient. Results: Totally, 70 elders with a mean age of 73.15 years (ranging in age from 60 to 90 years) were participated in the study. The mean score of quality of life was 43.58±15.76 measured by EQ5D and 35.15±12.50 for SF36. The Spearman correlation coefficient was 0.76 (P=0.000). Conclusion: Considering the results which showed quality of life scores measured by two instruments were correlated, it is suggested to use EQ5D in accessing quality of life of elders with femoral neck fractures, in view of being shorter and simpler. Meanwhile, the study revealed the low quality of life scores in elders with femoral neck fractures, which calls healthcare workers to plan for improving the situation.
Keywords: Quality of life, Elders, Femoral neck fracture, EQ5D, SF36
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Type of Study: Geriatric Nursing | Subject: General
Received: 2009/08/12 | Published: 2010/03/15
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Adib-Hajbaghery M, Abasinia M. Assessing Quality of life of elders with femoral neck fractures, using SF36 and EQ5D. IJNR 2010; 4 (15) :71-79
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