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The Quality of Life of Seniors Hospitalized Due to Cardiovascular Diseases in Poland

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President Stanislaw Wojciechowski State Vocational Academy in Kalisz, Faculty of Health Sciences, 62-800 Kalisz, Poland
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Poddębickie Centrum Zdrowia Hospital, 99-200 Łódź, Poland
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State Vocational Academy in Sanok, Sanok Medical Institute, 38-500 Sanok, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3721; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103721
Received: 19 April 2020 / Revised: 15 May 2020 / Accepted: 20 May 2020 / Published: 25 May 2020
Introduction: In the light of the increased ageing of the world population, social policy needs to be focused on actions aimed at improving the quality of life of older people. Objective: The main objective of this study was to assess the quality of life in a population of seniors hospitalized due to cardiovascular disease. Materials and methods: The study included 408 elderly patients hospitalized for cardiovascular diseases in the Poddębickie Centrum Zdrowia Hospital in Poddębice, Łódzkie voivodship, Poland. The study used two survey questionnaires: the author’s survey questionnaire and the standardized SF36v2 Questionnaire. Statistical analysis of the obtained test results was carried out in the R program, version 3.5.1. Results: Having analyzed the health status of the study group, it was found that the largest group of subjects (84.07%) were treated due to hypertension. Among the ailments that hindered daily functioning, the respondents indicated primarily poor eyesight (53.68%). Patients assessed their own health as ‘mediocre’ (average) (58.58%). The analysis of the study results from the SF36v2 Questionnaire showed that the highest quality of life was in the limited activity due to emotional problems (RE) dimension, social functioning (SF), and physical functioning (PF); the weakest scores were observed in vitality (VT), general health perception (GH), and health transition (HT) dimensions. Conclusions: The significant demographic, social and socio-medical factors that determined respondents’ quality of life were: age, gender, marital status, education and health situation. The analysis of quality of life according to the SF36v2 Questionnaire showed that the study group functioned better in the mental dimension (MCS—mental component summary, overall mental health) than in the physical one (PCS—physical component summary, total physical health). View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of life; the elderly; seniors; health; cardiovascular diseases; physical and psychological well-being quality of life; the elderly; seniors; health; cardiovascular diseases; physical and psychological well-being
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Sygit, K.; Siedlecka-Pasierbiak, K.; Sygit, M.; Cipora, E. The Quality of Life of Seniors Hospitalized Due to Cardiovascular Diseases in Poland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3721. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103721

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Sygit K, Siedlecka-Pasierbiak K, Sygit M, Cipora E. The Quality of Life of Seniors Hospitalized Due to Cardiovascular Diseases in Poland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(10):3721. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103721

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Sygit, Katarzyna, Katarzyna Siedlecka-Pasierbiak, Marian Sygit, and Elżbieta Cipora. 2020. "The Quality of Life of Seniors Hospitalized Due to Cardiovascular Diseases in Poland" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 10: 3721. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103721

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