Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Open Access Avaliação da qualidade de vida em pacientes cirróticos com hérnia da parede abdominal Quality of life in patients with abdominal hernia and cirrhosis

Download Article:

The full text article is available externally.

The article you have requested is supplied via the DOAJ. View from original source.

RACIONAL: As hérnias de parede abdominal são um problema frequente no paciente cirrótico. Elas costumam ser volumosas e muito sintomáticas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a qualidade de vida, através da aplicação do questionário Short Form-36 (SF-36), nos pacientes com hérnia e cirrose. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 39 pacientes cirróticos com hérnia de parede abdominal estratificados pela classificação de Child e submetidos ao questionário SF-36 por um mesmo profissional. RESULTADOS: A média dos escores obtidos no SF-36 mostra diminuição em todos os domínios nos pacientes cirróticos, principalmente no aspecto físico. O grupo Child B mostrou pior avaliação ao estado geral de saúde e capacidade funcional em relação ao grupo Child A, contudo não houve diferença em relação ao aspecto físico. CONCLUSÃO: A presença de hérnia de parede abdominal ocasiona piora na qualidade de vida do paciente cirrótico. A deterioração da função hepática está relacionada a pior qualidade de vida. A hérnia abdominal leva a restrição importante no aspecto físico também no Child A.
BACKGROUND: Abdominal hernias are frequent issue in cirrhotic patients. These hernias tend to be large and symptomatic. AIM: To analyze the quality of life using a Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire in cirrhotic patients with abdominal hernia. METHODS: Thirty nine cirrhotic patients with abdominal wall hernia were analyzed. They were stratified according to Child´s classification and answered the SF-36 questionnaire administered by a same professional. RESULTS: The scores from SF-36 show impairment in all questionnaire domains in cirrhotic patients, especially in the physical aspect. The Child B group showed worse health general condition and functional capacity comparing with Child A group; however it did not show any significant difference related to physical aspect. CONCLUSION: The presence of abdominal hernia leads to worse quality of life in cirrhotic patients. Hepatic function deterioration is related to a worse quality of life. Abdominal hernia causes an important restriction in physical aspect even in Child A.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2009

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more