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Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal
SJR: 0.123

ISSN Imprimir: 2151-805X
ISSN En Línea: 2151-8068

Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/.2014011858
pages 269-284

Quality of Life of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Greek Hospital

Stamatios Kyriakopoulos
Department of Orthopaedics, General Hospital of Livadia, Livadia, Greece
Dimitris E. Papageorgiou
Nursing Department, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
Theodora Stroubouki
Technological Educational Institution, Nursing Department, Athens, Greece
Areti Stavropoulou
Technological Educational Institution of Crete, Nursing Department, Heraklion, Crete
Evaggelia Ntinou
Pediatric General Hospital of Athens, Panagiotis and Aglaia Kyriakou, Athens, Greece
John Galanopoulos
First Department of Orthopaedics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Christos Vottis
First Department of Orthopaedics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Andreas F. Mavrogenis
First Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
John Yfantopoulos
Department of Administrative Science, Athens University, Athens, Greece

SINOPSIS

The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The study was conducted at a Greek Hospital during morning and afternoon patient visits to outpatient orthopaedic clinics. Of 400 patients, 205 were examined at morning clinics, and 202 were examined at afternoon clinics. Demographic data including age, gender, marital status, race, work status, educational level, and insurance status (private or public) of the patients were collected. The quality of life was estimated using the Greek version of the EQ-5D questionnaire and the EuroQOL thermometer. The results indicate that decreased mobility, the presence of pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression were important predictors of quality of life.


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