Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a significant challenge for the modern medicine for medical reasons, social and economic aspects. Patients with acute pancreatitis demonstrate physical, psychological and social problems. The aim of this study was to evaluate quality of life of patients surviving AP. A group of 142 patients hospitalized between 2000 and 2006 was recruited and examined from June 2006 to July 2007. Three investigational methods were used: a retrospective analysis of medical records, original questionnaire and standardised questionnaire SF-36. Results of the study demonstrated that parameters related to quality of life obtained in the study population with the SF 36 questionnaire were markedly lower, but not significantly different, from normal results for the general US population or patients surviving acute pancreatitis in Finland. Demographic and social parameters, such as gender, education, occupational status, are the principal factors influencing individual components of quality of life evaluated with the SF-36 questionnaire. However, clinical variables related to acute pancreatitis, i.e. severity of disease, therapy, and complications have a limited impact on patients quality of life. Knowledge about acute pancreatitis and health care showed some variation related to marital status, occupational status, and education. However, even an extensive knowledge about the ; disease did not correlate with its use in the daily life. This study has demonstrated that in Poland, similarly to other countries, there is a need for adequate health education among patients surviving acute pancreatitis and implementation of appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
choroby układu trawiennego ; chirurgia
Mar 14, 2023
Jan 27, 2014
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