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Comparative study on the quality of life amongst asthmatic boys and girls aged between 7-17 in Zanjan
Nahid Salman-Yazdi1, Iran Ghasemi *2, Asieh Salahshourian3, Hamid Haghani4
1- Department of Pediatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Azad Islamic university of Zanjan, Iran, (*Corresponding Author) , ghasemia37@yahoo.com
3- Department of Nursing Education and Administration, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Management and Medical Information, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Aim

The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life amongst asthmatic boys and girls aged between 7-17 in Zanjan 

Background

The quality of life in patients with chronic disorders is highly affected by the diseases, especially when such variables as gender and age interfere with the situation. Youngsters suffering from asthma face numerous physical, social and psychological problems.

Method

In a descriptive-comparative study, 290 asthmatic children aged between 7-17 "minimum after six month of the disease were selected by consecutive sampling method. Demographic information form and Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) were completed by parents. The data were analyzed by SPSS software using T test, Mann- Whitney U and analysis of variance.

Findings

The study findings showed the mean score quality of life was (50.56, SD=19.45) for girls and (36.02, SD=16.49) for boys. Statistical analysis showed a significant difference between the quality of life amongst asthmatic boys and girls (p=0.012).

Conclusion

The difference between the quality of life in asthmatic boys and girls should be considered when planning programs to enhance their quality of life. Thus, it is proposed the quality of life to be tested in both genders, in different ages with different chronic diseases.
Keywords: Quality of life, Asthma, Children
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: Research | Subject: Cardiovascular
Received: 2012/07/16 | Accepted: 2012/08/14 | Published: 2012/06/15 | ePublished: 2012/06/15
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Salman-Yazdi N, Ghasemi I, Salahshourian A, Haghani H. Comparative study on the quality of life amongst asthmatic boys and girls aged between 7-17 in Zanjan. پرستاری قلب و عروق 2012; 1 (1) :24-29
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