Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Chronic Disease Patients Treated With Herbal Medicine At The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital

ABSTRACT Background: Quality of life (QOL) assessment is recommended to better plan and distribute health care resources with the aim of achieving a better quality of life. Chronic diseases adversely affect the quality of life, and there is also generally an increase of herbal medicine use in chronic disease patients. However, it is unclear whether there is a direct link between the use of herbal medicines and quality of life, particularly among patients with chronic diseases. Objective: The main objective of the study was to assess the quality of life of chronic disease patients treated with herbal medicine at the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) Hospital using the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOLBREF) assessment tool. Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted at the herbal clinic of the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) Hospital. Consecutive sampling method was used to recruit 129 participants, where all patients who consented to the study were included. Data were collected through the administration of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) assessment tool comprising of 26 items, socio-demographic data, and reasons why participants prefer herbal medicine. Data were entered into Microsoft Excel, cleaned and exported to STATA 13 for analysis. The level of significance used was p

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ENGMANN, S (2021). Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Chronic Disease Patients Treated With Herbal Medicine At The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-quality-of-life-of-chronic-disease-patients-treated-with-herbal-medicine-at-the-ledzokuku-municipal-assembly-lekma-hospital

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ENGMANN, STEPHEN "Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Chronic Disease Patients Treated With Herbal Medicine At The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-quality-of-life-of-chronic-disease-patients-treated-with-herbal-medicine-at-the-ledzokuku-municipal-assembly-lekma-hospital. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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ENGMANN, STEPHEN . "Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Chronic Disease Patients Treated With Herbal Medicine At The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-quality-of-life-of-chronic-disease-patients-treated-with-herbal-medicine-at-the-ledzokuku-municipal-assembly-lekma-hospital >.

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ENGMANN, STEPHEN . "Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Chronic Disease Patients Treated With Herbal Medicine At The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (Lekma) Hospital" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-quality-of-life-of-chronic-disease-patients-treated-with-herbal-medicine-at-the-ledzokuku-municipal-assembly-lekma-hospital