Quality of life assessment in behçet’s disease: an observational case control single center study

  • Faiq I. Gorial Department of Medicine, Collage of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mais Ajeel Jabbar Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Rheumatology Unit, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a multisystemic inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent exacerbations. Limited studies have shown it has a negative impact on patients quality of life(QoL). This study aimed to evaluate Quality of Life in Patients with Behçet’s disease compared with healthy controls. A case-control study involved 71 patients with BD compared with 71 healthy controls matched in age and sex. Health-related quality-of-life was evaluated using the Short Form-36 (SF-36). All the components of Short Form-36 (SF-36), it's summary scores, and Total Short Form-36 (Total SF-36) score was significantly lower (p-value <0.001 ) in patients compared to controls. Each organ involvement studied may affect independently specific SF-36 subscores. Central nervous system involvement in BD  had a strong impact since it affects most of the SF-36 subscores. In conclusion: Health-related Quality of life was significantly impaired in Iraqi patients with Behçet’s disease compared to healthy controls. Each organ involvement studied may affect independently specific SF-36 subscores.

Keywords: Behcets disease, Vasculitis, Quality of life, Short form 36

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2019-10-16
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Faiq I. Gorial, & Mais Ajeel Jabbar. (2019). Quality of life assessment in behçet’s disease: an observational case control single center study. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 2607-2611. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1518
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