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پرستاری قلب و عروق 2017, 6(3): 32-39 Back to browse issues page
Comparative study of the quality of life in male military and non-military people with and without hypertension
Abbas Ebadi 1, Afzal Shamsi * 2, Fariborz Mehrani 3
1- Nursing Faculty & Behavior Research Center of Baqyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- School of Allied Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , afzal_sh63@yahoo.com
3- School of Allied Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
Aim. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life in military and non-military people with and without hypertension.
Background. Hypertension is one of the most important causes of chronic disability in the world that its progressive course may affects various aspects of quality of life.
Method. This was a cross-sectional study with a descriptive comparative design in which 200 men with hypertension (100 military and 100 non-military) and 200 men without hypertension (100 military and 100 non-military)  were recruited to the study by convenience sampling method in Tehran. Data were collected by short form (SF36) quality of life questionnaire and demographic form.
Findings. The mean score of quality of life in the group of people without hypertension (military people, 82.20±12.72; non-military people, 84.83±8.01) were significantly higher than the group with hypertension (military people, 76.72±16.60; non-military people, 68.58±17.77)
Conclusions. Quality of life in military and non-military men with hypertension is lower than the military and non-military men without hypertension. It is necessary to pay more attention to people with hypertension for promoting their quality of life.
Keywords: Hypertension, Military, Quality of life, Non-Military
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cardiovascular
Received: 2014/10/15 | Accepted: 2018/05/26
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Ebadi A, Shamsi A, Mehrani F. Comparative study of the quality of life in male military and non-military people with and without hypertension. پرستاری قلب و عروق. 2017; 6 (3) :32-39
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