ID 110678
Author
Tada, Toshiko Major in Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Hashimoto, Fumiko Major in Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima
Matsushita, Yasuko Major in Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Terashima, Yoshiyasu Department of Digestive and Pediatric Surgery, Member of Palliative Care Team, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Tanioka, Tetsuya Major in Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nagamine, Isao Major in Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima
Keywords
home nursing care
home oxygen therapy (HOT)
life satisfaction
quality of life (QOL)
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
An investigation was conducted by mail using a questionnaire regarding the life satisfaction and quality of life (QOL) of patients receiving home oxygen therapy (HOT) to evaluate their support. QOL was evaluated according to 4 scales : (1) activities, (2) state of health and quality of living, (3) physical symptoms, and (4) economic state. The answers of 90 patients (recovery rate : 60%) who responded to the investigation were analyzed, and the following points were clarified. 1. Most of the subjects visited the hospital regularly, and about half the subjects (50.6%) had been treated by hospitalization during the 3 years prior to the investigation. 2. A large majority of the subjects (77.4%) answered they were satisfied with life. 3. Life satisfaction was closely related to the patients’ roles and hobbies, and their activities in their communities and families. 4. The quality of living and the state of health were closely related to mental activity. 5. The economic state was closely related to all items of life satisfaction, quality of living, and state of health. From these results, expansion of the range of activities of patients receiving HOT and providing an economic basis for their living as well as preventing exacerbation of the disease are considered to be important for improving their life satisfaction.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
50
Issue
1-2
Start Page
55
End Page
63
Sort Key
55
Published Date
2003
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences