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Comparison of quality of life in military and non-military men with hypertension
Ebadi A., Bakhshian Kelarijani R., Malmir M., Shamsi A. *, Ganbari R.
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  Aims: Hypertension is one of the most important causes of chronic disability in the world and can affect patients’ quality of life in different aspects considering its chronic and progressive nature. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life in hypertensive military and non-military men.

  Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 200 hypertensive men (100 military and 100 non-military individuals) who were selected by convenience sampling method in 2010 in Tehran. The quality of life was measured using the standard short form (SF-36). Data was analyzed by SPSS 15 software using independent T-test and Chi-square test.

  Results: Mean age was 43.31 ± 7.35 in the military group and 46.34 ± 9.26 in the non-military group. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure was 142.33/90.06 in the military group and 148.84/95.98 in the non-military group. The general score of life quality was significantly higher in the military group compared to the non-military group (p<0.001).

  Conclusion: Quality of life in at a higher level in military hypertensive patients compared to non-military hypertensive individuals. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the early detection and treatment based on the quality of life in non-military hypertensive individuals.

Keywords: Keywords: Quality of Life, Risk Factors, Hypertension, Military, Non-Military
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2011/05/11 | Accepted: 2011/07/9 | Published: 2011/10/15
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Ebadi A., Bakhshian Kelarijani R., Malmir M., Shamsi A., Ganbari R.. Comparison of quality of life in military and non-military men with hypertension. J Mil Med. 2011; 13 (3) :189-194
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