The impact of social support on the health-related quality of life of adult patients with tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional survey

 

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dc.contributor.author Zarova, Calvin
dc.contributor.author Chiwaridzo, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Tadyanemhandu, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Machando, Debra
dc.contributor.author Dambi, Jermaine M
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-13T10:40:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-13T10:40:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-06
dc.identifier.citation Zarova, C., Chiwaridzo, M., Tadyanemhandu, C., Machando, D., & Dambi, J. M. (2018). The impact of social support on the health-related quality of life of adult patients with tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional survey. BMC research notes, 11(1), 795.
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3904-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29065
dc.description.abstract Objective Tuberculosis (TB) is the second prime cause of mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa and remains a major worldwide public health problem. Unfortunately, patients with TB are at risk of poor mental health. However, patients who receive an adequate amount of social support are likely to have improved health outcomes. The study was done to establish how social support influences the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with TB in Harare, Zimbabwe. Data were collected from 332 TB patients and were analysed through structural equation modelling. Results The mean age of the participants was 40.1 (SD 12.5) years and most were; males (53%), married (57.8%), educated (97.3%), unemployed (40.7%), stayed with family (74.4%), and reported of less than average levels of income (51.5%). Patients received the most significant amount of social support from the family. Patients also presented with lower HRQoL as they considerably reported of pain, anxiety and depression. The final model accounted for 68.8% of the variance. Despite methodological limitations, the study findings suggest that social support optimises patients’ HRQoL. Based on the patients’ responses, it was noted that patients presented with lower mental health, therefore, there is a need to develop and implement patient wellness interventions.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.source BMC Res Notes
dc.source.uri https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/
dc.subject.other Tuberculosis
dc.subject.other Social support
dc.subject.other Health-related quality of life
dc.subject.other Mental health
dc.subject.other Zimbabwe
dc.title The impact of social support on the health-related quality of life of adult patients with tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional survey
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2018-11-11T06:30:32Z
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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