Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 731-739

Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Zahi M. Alqarni, Salman I. Alomran, Abdulrahman S. Alshihry, Turke A. Alajmi, Bander S. Alshehry, Osama S. Almutairi, Abdullah M. Aldossary.

ABSTRACT

Background: Patients’ daily routines and work performance were found to be significantly hampered by chronic disorders. Hence, chronic illnesses could have a considerable negative impact on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Thus, this study aimed to explore the Hr-QoL for adult patients with chronic conditions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 324 adult residents of Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia who had chronic diseases. A questionnaire was distributed online that included four modules evaluating the subjects’ demographics, healthy days, activity limitations, and healthy days’ symptoms. The HRQOL-4 instrument was used to assess patients HRQol. Results: Due to major disability or health difficulties, 21% of patients had their activities restricted for days. According to the HRQOL-4 scale, 12% of patients had poor HRQol, whereas 88% had good HRQol. Participants who were older, had less education, were retired, and had both hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus (DM) had a higher percentage of those with poor HRQoL. Male participants, those with a monthly income of 5,000- 10,000 SR, and those with several chronic diseases all had a higher percentage of those with poor HRQoL. Conclusion: Effective intervention programs should be developed to improve HRQoL among chronic illness patients. Patient’s gender, economic status, and the number of comorbidities should be taken into consideration.

Keywords:
HRQol, adults, chronic, diseases, PHC, Riyadh


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Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Zahi M Alqarni
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Salman I Alomran
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman S Alshihry
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Turke A Alajmi
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bander S Alshehry
Consultant in Family Medicine Department, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Osama S Almutairi
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah M Aldossary
Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Zahi Mohammed Alqarni, Resident, King Saud Medical City, Academy for Postgraduate studies in Family Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; zahi.alqarni@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 10 Mar 2022
Accepted 16 Mar 2022
Published online 28 Mar 2022
Published in print 11 Apr 2022

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Alqarni ZM, Alomran SI, Alshihry AS, Alajmi TA, Alshehry BS, Almutairi OS, Aldossary AM. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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Alqarni ZM, Alomran SI, Alshihry AS, Alajmi TA, Alshehry BS, Almutairi OS, Aldossary AM. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=100114 [Access: July 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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Alqarni ZM, Alomran SI, Alshihry AS, Alajmi TA, Alshehry BS, Almutairi OS, Aldossary AM. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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Alqarni ZM, Alomran SI, Alshihry AS, Alajmi TA, Alshehry BS, Almutairi OS, Aldossary AM. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited July 03, 2022]; 6(5): 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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Alqarni, Z. M., Alomran, . S. I., Alshihry, . A. S., Alajmi, . T. A., Alshehry, . B. S., Almutairi, . O. S. & Aldossary, . A. M. (2022) Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (5), 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


Turabian Style

Alqarni, Zahi M., Salman I. Alomran, Abdulrahman S. Alshihry, Turke A. Alajmi, Bander S. Alshehry, Osama S. Almutairi, and Abdullah M. Aldossary. 2022. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


Chicago Style

Alqarni, Zahi M., Salman I. Alomran, Abdulrahman S. Alshihry, Turke A. Alajmi, Bander S. Alshehry, Osama S. Almutairi, and Abdullah M. Aldossary. "Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alqarni, Zahi M., Salman I. Alomran, Abdulrahman S. Alshihry, Turke A. Alajmi, Bander S. Alshehry, Osama S. Almutairi, and Abdullah M. Aldossary. "Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.5 (2022), 731-739. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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Alqarni, Z. M., Alomran, . S. I., Alshihry, . A. S., Alajmi, . T. A., Alshehry, . B. S., Almutairi, . O. S. & Aldossary, . A. M. (2022) Measuring health-related quality of life in adults with chronic disease in primary care settings Riyadh First Health cluster, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 731-739. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646897507


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