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dc.creatorErceg, Predrag
dc.creatorDespotović, Nebojša
dc.creatorMilošević, Dragoslav P.
dc.creatorSoldatović, Ivan
dc.creatorZdravković, Sanja
dc.creatorTomić, Snezana
dc.creatorMarković, Ivana
dc.creatorMihajlović, Gordana
dc.creatorBrajović, Milan
dc.creatorBojović, Ognjen
dc.creatorPotić, Bojana
dc.creatorDavidović, Mladen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-02T12:47:47Z
dc.date.available2020-07-02T12:47:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1178-1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://smile.stomf.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1849
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic heart failure is a very common condition in the elderly, characterized not only by high mortality rates, but also by a strong impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Previous studies of HRQOL in elderly heart failure subjects have included mostly outpatients, and little is known about determinants of HRQOL in hospitalized elderly population, especially in Serbia. In this study, we tried to identify factors that influence HRQOL in elderly patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure in Serbia. Methods: The study population consisted of 136 patients aged 65 years or older hospitalized for chronic heart failure. HRQOL was assessed using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire. Predictors of HRQOL were identified by multiple linear regression analysis. Results: Univariate analysis showed that patients with lower income, a longer history of chronic heart failure, and longer length of hospital stay, as well as those receiving aldosterone antagonists and digoxin, taking multiple medications, in a higher NYHA class, and showing signs of depression and cognitive impairment had significantly worse HRQOL. Presence of depressive symptoms (P lt 0.001), higher NYHA class (P=0.021), lower income (P=0.029), and longer duration of heart failure (P=0.049) were independent predictors of poor HRQOL. Conclusion: Depressive symptoms, higher NYHA class, lower income, and longer duration of chronic heart failure are independent predictors of poor HRQOL in elderly patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure in Serbia. Further, there is an association between multiple medication usage and poor HRQOL, as well as a negative impact of cognitive impairment on HRQOL. Hence, measures should be implemented to identify such patients, especially those with depressive symptoms, and appropriate interventions undertaken in order to improve their HRQOL.en
dc.publisherDove Medical Press Ltd, Albany
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceClinical Interventions in Aging
dc.subjectelderlyen
dc.subjectheart diseaseen
dc.subjectself-perception of healthen
dc.subjectdepressionen
dc.titleHealth-related quality of life in elderly patients hospitalized with chronic heart failureen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractМарковић, Ивана; Потић, Бојана; Ерцег, Предраг; Бојовић, Огњен; Брајовић, Милан; Михајловић, Гордана; Солдатовић, Иван; Давидовић, Младен; Деспотовић, Небојша; Милошевић, Драгослав П.; Здравковић, Сања; Томић, Снезана;
dc.citation.volume8
dc.citation.spage1539
dc.citation.epage1546
dc.citation.other8: 1539-1546
dc.identifier.wos000327318600001
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/CIA.S53305
dc.identifier.pmid24255598
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84887668606
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://smile.stomf.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/536/1844.pdf
dc.identifier.rcubconv_3125
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