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Quality of life and satisfaction with life in SLE patients-the importance of clinical manifestations.

Kulczycka L, Sysa-Jedrzejowska A, Robak E - Clin. Rheumatol. (2010)

Bottom Line: The study was performed in 83 patients.Clinical manifestations presented at the time of examination were taken into consideration.Moreover, our findings show that although SL is a part of QoL, both these parameters should be distinguished in order to fully assess the state of the patient.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Lodz, Krzemieniecka Street No 5, 94-017, Lodz, Poland. lilakulczycka@wp.pl

ABSTRACT
To assess the correlation between quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction with life (SL) in SLE patients and correlate both with clinical symptoms of the disease. The study was performed in 83 patients. QoL was assessed by Short Form 36, and SL was assessed by the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Clinical manifestations presented at the time of examination were taken into consideration. SLE patients assessed their QoL and SL as rather low. Those with photosensitivity as well as neurological symptoms presented lower QoL in particular domains, while those with renal manifestation of SLE assessed their QoL as higher. Similar observations were made for SL only in relation to neurological symptoms. Moreover, our findings show that although SL is a part of QoL, both these parameters should be distinguished in order to fully assess the state of the patient.

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Percentage distribution of satisfaction with life in SLE patients (lLS1-lLS4 low life satisfaction, mLS5-mLS6 medium life satisfaction, hLS7-hLS10 high life satisfaction). The most common answers in all three divisions of satisfaction are marked in black
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Fig2: Percentage distribution of satisfaction with life in SLE patients (lLS1-lLS4 low life satisfaction, mLS5-mLS6 medium life satisfaction, hLS7-hLS10 high life satisfaction). The most common answers in all three divisions of satisfaction are marked in black

Mentions: The obtained data revealed that the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus presented rather low scores in both quality of life as well as satisfaction with life; they did not achieve mean values of 60 in any QoL domain (Fig. 1). Particularly low results were observed in two domains: RP (x = 8.66, SD = 11.83) and RE (x = 11.55, SD = 10.64), while other parameters that assessed psychological and somatic functioning were also low, but still relatively higher (Fig. 2). The patients obtained the highest results in three domains: PF (x = 55.36, SD = 26.64), SF (x = 56.48, SD = 27.49), and MH (x = 51.76, SD = 17.64). Most of the patients (62%) assessed their satisfaction with life as low (0–4 stens), 17% of the patients assessed it as medium (5–6 stens), and 21% as high (7–10 stens).Fig. 1


Quality of life and satisfaction with life in SLE patients-the importance of clinical manifestations.

Kulczycka L, Sysa-Jedrzejowska A, Robak E - Clin. Rheumatol. (2010)

Percentage distribution of satisfaction with life in SLE patients (lLS1-lLS4 low life satisfaction, mLS5-mLS6 medium life satisfaction, hLS7-hLS10 high life satisfaction). The most common answers in all three divisions of satisfaction are marked in black
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Fig2: Percentage distribution of satisfaction with life in SLE patients (lLS1-lLS4 low life satisfaction, mLS5-mLS6 medium life satisfaction, hLS7-hLS10 high life satisfaction). The most common answers in all three divisions of satisfaction are marked in black
Mentions: The obtained data revealed that the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus presented rather low scores in both quality of life as well as satisfaction with life; they did not achieve mean values of 60 in any QoL domain (Fig. 1). Particularly low results were observed in two domains: RP (x = 8.66, SD = 11.83) and RE (x = 11.55, SD = 10.64), while other parameters that assessed psychological and somatic functioning were also low, but still relatively higher (Fig. 2). The patients obtained the highest results in three domains: PF (x = 55.36, SD = 26.64), SF (x = 56.48, SD = 27.49), and MH (x = 51.76, SD = 17.64). Most of the patients (62%) assessed their satisfaction with life as low (0–4 stens), 17% of the patients assessed it as medium (5–6 stens), and 21% as high (7–10 stens).Fig. 1

Bottom Line: The study was performed in 83 patients.Clinical manifestations presented at the time of examination were taken into consideration.Moreover, our findings show that although SL is a part of QoL, both these parameters should be distinguished in order to fully assess the state of the patient.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Lodz, Krzemieniecka Street No 5, 94-017, Lodz, Poland. lilakulczycka@wp.pl

ABSTRACT
To assess the correlation between quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction with life (SL) in SLE patients and correlate both with clinical symptoms of the disease. The study was performed in 83 patients. QoL was assessed by Short Form 36, and SL was assessed by the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Clinical manifestations presented at the time of examination were taken into consideration. SLE patients assessed their QoL and SL as rather low. Those with photosensitivity as well as neurological symptoms presented lower QoL in particular domains, while those with renal manifestation of SLE assessed their QoL as higher. Similar observations were made for SL only in relation to neurological symptoms. Moreover, our findings show that although SL is a part of QoL, both these parameters should be distinguished in order to fully assess the state of the patient.

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Related in: MedlinePlus