Δημοσίευση στις 2017 Dec 4 στο PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29255431/?from_term=tsioufis&from_sort=date&from_size=200&from_pos=126

 

Vasiliki Katsi 

, Manolis S Kallistratos 

, Konstantinos Kontoangelos 

, Pavlos Sakkas 

, Kyriakos Souliotis 

, Costas Tsioufis 

, Petros Nihoyannopoulos 

, George N Papadimitriou 

, Dimitris Tousoulis 


Purpose:

To investigate the effect of awareness of arterial hypertension on quality of life in hypertensive patients in Greece.


Materials and methods:

This was a prospective observational study that included 189 aware hypertensive patients on treatment with antihypertensive therapy. Patients were ambulatory men or women ≥18 years old, with diagnosed essential hypertension. The administration and fulfillment of the questionnaires was given at the outpatient hypertensive clinic starting with the SF-36 and continuing with the BDI-I test.


Results:

The mean BDI score was 9.9 ± 6.9, and 58, 25, 8.9, and 7.3% were identified as without, with minimal, moderate, and 0.8% with severe depression, respectively. The mean score for physical component summary (PCS-36) was 48.9 ± 7.6, and the mean score for mental component summary (MCS-36) was 46.0 ± 10.6. The stage of hypertension was not an independent predictor for any of the SF-36 dimensions. Dippers had not different levels of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as compared with non-dippers. LV hypertrophy was associated with lower scores on bodily pain (p < 0.05) and kidney failure was associated with lower scores on general health perception (p < 0.05). Female gender, increased age, and the presence of COPD were independently associated with lower physical and mental health scores (p < 0.05). Score on BDI independently correlated with all dimensions of SF-36, indicating that greater depression levels are associated with lower levels of HRQOL.


Conclusion:

The stage as well as awareness of arterial hypertension does not affect physical and mental health. The fact that arterial hypertension per se is not a symptomatic disease may explain these results at least in patients with uncomplicated hypertension.


Keywords:

SF36; arterial hypertension; awareness; depression; quality of life.

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