Quality of Life and its Predictors in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure at Hospitals Affiliated to Kermanshah-Iran University of Medical SciencesSara Poorshadan, Masoud Fallahi, Alireza Abdi, Somayeh Mahdavikian, Javad Miri, Hiva Azami.
Background: Protecting the quality of life is an important factor in patients with chronic disease because of increasing
their survival rate. This study aims to investigate the quality of life (QOL) of Heart Failure patients and specify the
most important related factors to it. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study a sample of 80 patients in
Kermanshahs hospitals was selected non-randomly. The QOL was measured by WHOQOL-BREF- WHO questionnaireand
the data were finally analyzed in the light of study objectives with SPSS -16. Results: The average age of the patients
was 65.5±14.3 years. Female and male constituted 48.8 (39 patients) and 51.2 (41 patients) percent, respectively. The
patients obtained average high score in social relationship domain and low score in physical health domain. There is a
significant relationship between habitat place (P=0.05), number of hospitalization) P=0.001) and disease stage (p
Key words: Quality of life, Heart Failure, Patients, Hospitals.