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1- Instructor, MS in nursing. Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Physiology Research Center, Department of Med- surge Nursing Razi, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences. (Corresponding Author) TEL:09133407727 Email: e_nuhi@kmu.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Background & Aim: Chronic heart failure, as a progressive and life-limiting illness, is a rampant problem which affects the quality of life of patients. Hence, this study was carried out to investigate the relationship between quality of life and related factors in patients with chronic heart failure.

Material & Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with a descriptive-correlational design. In this research, 100 patients with chronic heart failure were selected from Jiroft Imam Khomeini Hospital in 2015. Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) and demographic questionnaires were used to collect data. The questionnaires were completed in three stages (admission time, discharge time, and one month after discharge). The obtained results were analyzed, using parametric statistical tests including, Pearson correlation coefficient (r), t-test, repeated measure ANOVA, and multivariate regression. The data were analyzed using SPSS (V. 21), with the significance level set at (P<0.05).

Results: The results showed that the quality of life at the beginning of patients admission, at discharge time, and one month after discharge were 77.4± 15.08, 66.96 ± 15.66, 42.87±22.08, respectively. The parametric statistical test in repeated measures over different time points showed significant difference in quality of life. It means that the quality of life was much better a month after discharge in comparison with the quality of life at admission and discharge time. Moreover, a significant relationship was observed between the quality of life and demographic data.

Conclusion: Quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure has a relationship with factors such as education, disease  background, duration of the disease ,age , smoking, marital status and obesity. The last three factors have been more effective on the quality of life a month after discharge. Thus, regarding the importance of these factors, education and follow-up care are highly emphasized.

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Received: 2017/01/7 | Accepted: 2017/04/12 | Published: 2017/04/12

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