Patient adherence and factors influencing quality of life in the case of osteoarthritic patients

Fekete, Helga and Fekete, Róbert and Csóka, Ildikó (2019) Patient adherence and factors influencing quality of life in the case of osteoarthritic patients. ACTA PHARMACEUTICA HUNGARICA, 89 (4). pp. 126-132. ISSN 0001-6659

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Introduction: 135 million humans are affected by osteoarthritis worldwide, which is going to be doubled by 2020. Current treatment options are limited and complex, requiring the active participation of the patients in order to reach the optimal therapeutic outcome. To date, there is no study available measuring the adherence and quality of life of Hungarian arthritic patients. Aims: Evaluation of risk factors affecting quality of life and adherence in the case of Hungarian patients, in order to identify the potential intervention points. Methods: Hospitalized patients’ final reports were analyzed retrospectively (gender, age, BMI, therapy, co-morbidities). Results: 400 cases were evaluated (females 69%) with an average age of 72 years. 80% of the patients had abnormal BMI. Non-pharmacological treatments ensured the longest asymptomatic period, medication histories showed polypharmacy. Co-morbidities were observed in almost every case. Conclusion: Patient centeredness is necessary, based on multidisciplinary healthcare team to support the expected quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > R1 Medicine (General) / orvostudomány általában
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RS Pharmacy and materia medica / gyógyszerészet, gyógyászati eszközök
Depositing User: Zsolt Baráth
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 14:14
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 14:14

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