Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
RIBEIRO, Claudia Campos et al. Health related quality of life of chronic patients with immune system diseases: a pilot study. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.3, pp.454-459. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672012000300009.
Health related quality of life (HRQL) and survival are two important outcome measures in chronic diseases. This study aimed to compared HRQL in patients with different chronic diseases of immune system and normative data from the general Portuguese Population. It was selected 103 out-patients, by convenience, to complete SF-36v2. The lowest scores were found among measures for general health (41.0), vitality (47.5), bodily pain (51.0), mental health (56.4); women, except for role-physical, and patients with auto-immune diseases have had the worse scores on all assessed dimension of subjective health, when compared with normative data. Highest scores were obtained in the following scales: physical functioning (69.1), social functioning (66.9), role-emotional (64.9). Living with chronic immune disease have impact on HRQL and it can be expected that the Portuguese version of SF-36v2 provide valid and reliable HRQL data.
Keywords : SF-36v2; Quality of Life; Health related Quality of Life; Chronic Immune Diseases.