Factors influencing quality of life and predictors of low quality of life scores in patients on treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis: a cross sectional study.

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Olufunke O. Adeyeye (1), Olayinka O. Ogunleye (2*), Ayodele Coker (3), Yetunde Kuyinu (4), Raymond T. Bamisile (5), Udeme Ekrikpo (6), Babatunde Onadeko (7)

1 Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
2 Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos; Department of Pharmacology, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
3 Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
4 Department of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care, Lagos State University, College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
5 Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
6 Department of Medicine, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria.
7 Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Olayinka O. Ogunleye
yinkabode@yahoo.com

Abstract

There is paucity of information on the quality of life of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Nigeria. This study assessed the factors influencing their quality of life and the independent predictors of low quality of life scores. Two hundred and sixty consecutive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis seen at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital were evaluated for health related quality of life using the World Health Organization Quality of life instrument (WHOQoL-BREF). Sociodemographic characteristics of the patients were related to the various domains of quality of life and a multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the independent predictors of low quality of life scores in the patients. The mean age of the patients was 36.7±12 years. Sex, age and marital status of patients were found to influence quality of life scores. The independent predictors of low quality of life scores were low monthly income, duration of the illness, concomitant illnesses, unemployment, advancing age and male gender. Several socio demographic and economic factors influenced the quality of life of patients with tuberculosis and are predictive of poor scores. It is important to consider these factors when treating patients with tuberculosis to optimise outcome of care.

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Adeyeye, O. O., Ogunleye, O. O., Coker, A., Kuyinu, Y., Bamisile, R. T., Ekrikpo, U., & Onadeko, B. (2014). Factors influencing quality of life and predictors of low quality of life scores in patients on treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis: a cross sectional study. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2014.366
Author Biographies

Olufunke O. Adeyeye, Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos

Senior Lecturer

Olayinka O. Ogunleye, Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos; Department of Pharmacology, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos

Senior Lecturer

Consultant Physician/Clinical Pharmacologist 

Ayodele Coker, Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos

Senior Lecturer

Yetunde Kuyinu, Department of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care, Lagos State University, College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos

Senior Lecturer

Raymond T. Bamisile, Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos

Senior Registrar

Udeme Ekrikpo, Department of Medicine, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo

Consultant Physician

Babatunde Onadeko, Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos

Professor