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FARIAS, Sheila Nascimento Pereira de et al. Completeness in caring: study of quality of life in clients with tuberculosis. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.749-754. ISSN 1414-8145.


This study aimed to analyze the QOL of subjects in TB treatment at a health facility in Rio de Janeiro.


Cross-sectional study with a descriptive-correlational design and a purposeful sample of 102 patients. We used the instrument ofthe TB Network and WHOQoL-bref.


The inferential analysis revealed that overall QOL is more associated with the psychological domain, followed by the environment, social relationships and, lastly, the physical domain. In view of the results,we can conclude that TB affects the entire universe of the individual, given its physical-organic, psycho-affective and social implications.


In providing nursing care, it is important to value the patients' assessment of their life and health, besides theirindividuality and subjectivity, to assure comprehensive care.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Quality of life; Nursing.

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