Research of Correlation between Social Support and Quality of Life of Tuberculosis Patients
簡聖潔(Sheng-Chieh Chien)；姜逸群(I-Chyun Chiang)；葉國樑(Gwo-Liang Yeh)；黃雅文(Ya-Wen Huang)
肺結核病 ； 社會支持 ； 生活品質 ； tuberculosis ； social support ； quality of life
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38期（2014 / 12 / 01）
55 - 66
The purpose of this study was to find out the correlation between tuberculosis patients' self-awareness regarding social support and quality of life. The subjects were chosen from 1005 new diagnosed tuberculosis patients who first time received medication treatment in 2012. The data were collected by structured questionnaire; 330 person's questionnaires were collected. The results were as follows: 1. The results show that the patients only felt moderate support from the society. Most patients felt the emotional support, message support and essentiality support. 2. The ＂role limitation due to physical problems＂ and ＂role limitation due to emotional problems＂ were two lowest dimension for quality of life. Because of the illness, tuberculosis patients' daily life have been greatly affected by physiological and psychological dimension. 3. The demographical factors that affected the patients' quality of life were: marital status, family income, socioeconomic status, combination with chronic disease and medication side effects. 4. we found that there was positive correlation between social support and ＂mental health＂ dimensions. In other words, when the tuberculosis patients obtain more social support, their ＂mental health＂ were better.
醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學