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A Study To Assess The Correlation between Quality of Life, Pain, Severity And Duration of Disease In Arthritis Patients

Hritu Singh*, Faisal Siddiqui**.

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Background: Pain is a prominent symptom of arthritis. It may increase during a flare and subside but generally arthritis patients suffer from chronic pain. Aim: To study the correlation between pain, duration and severity of disease with quality of life among Indian adults suffering from arthritis in a tertiary care centre. Methods: The study sample comprised of adults age between 18-70 years with clinician diagnosed arthritis (n=370). Pain was assessed using a linear visual analogue scale ranging from 1 to 10 and quality of life was assessed by WHOQOL-BREF score. Results: On applying Pearson Product Moment Correlation between both the scores pain was found to be negatively correlated with quality of life. (r - 0.32, P < 0.000). On applying Pearson Product Moment Correlation between both the scores duration of disease was found to be negatively correlated with quality of life (r -- 0.17 P 0.001). On applying Pearson Product Moment Correlation between both the scores Severity of arthritis was found to be negatively correlated with quality of life (r -- 0.11 P 0. 045). Conclusion: The present study had limitations of a hospital based investigation as it may not reflect the picture at the population level. Also, instead of screening instruments structured interviews would have been useful in establishing clinical diagnosis. But considering the fact that pain, duration and severity of disease have much effect on health related quality of life as syndromal diagnoses this study can be considered to be of some value. [H Singh Natl J Integr Res Med, 2018; 9(1):41-44]

Key words: Arthritis, Duration of disease, Pain, Severity of disease, Quality of life.


 
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Singh, Hritu, and Faisal Siddiqui. 2018. A Study To Assess The Correlation between Quality of Life, Pain, Severity And Duration of Disease In Arthritis Patients. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 9 (1), 41-44.



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Singh, Hritu, and Faisal Siddiqui. "A Study To Assess The Correlation between Quality of Life, Pain, Severity And Duration of Disease In Arthritis Patients." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 9 (2018), 41-44.



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Singh, Hritu, and Faisal Siddiqui. "A Study To Assess The Correlation between Quality of Life, Pain, Severity And Duration of Disease In Arthritis Patients." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 9.1 (2018), 41-44. Print.



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Singh, H. & Siddiqui, F. (2018) A Study To Assess The Correlation between Quality of Life, Pain, Severity And Duration of Disease In Arthritis Patients. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 9 (1), 41-44.



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