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Abstract

Investigation on the Effect of Quantitative Self-Rating Health Scale in Elderly Patients with Hypertension

Author(s): G. LI, QIXIN DU1, X. WANG2,3, HUA LI3, JIAO CHEN4, GUO LU4, H. CHENG5, X. GONG6 AND XIAOWEI WU7*
Medical Administration Division of Cadre sanatorium of Hainan & Geriatric hospital of Hainan (CSH), Haikou, 1Nursing Department of Cadre sanatorium of Hainan & Geriatric hospital of Hainan (CSH), Haikou, 2Department of Integrated TCM & Western Medicine, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei, 3Clinical College of Chinese Medicine, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, Hubei, 4School of International Education, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, 5School of public health, Hubei Medical College, Shiyan,Hubei, 6Center for civil-military inosculation and development of new material industry in Huludao City, Huludao, 7Department of Thoracic Surgery, TongJi Hospital, TongJi Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China

Correspondence Address:
XIAOWEI WU, Department of Thoracic Surgery, TongJi Hospital, TongJi Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China, Email: [email protected]


To investigate and analyze the effect of quantitative self-rating health scale in elderly patients with hypertension. From January 2018 to October 2018, 95 elderly hypertensive patients managed by a community health service center in a city were selected, and 100 healthy persons were selected in the same period. Self-rated health assessment scale and general data questionnaire were used to investigate and analyze them. The total score of self-rated health assessment scale and its dimensions in elderly patients with hypertension were significantly lower than those in healthy control group (p<0.05), except that there was no significant difference in cognitive function (p> 0.05).The scores of physical health, social health and self-rated health assessment scale in elderly patients with hypertension were correlated with gender, age and educational level in varying degrees (p<0.05), but not with marital status and living conditions (p>0.05). The scores of mental health and total self-rated health were correlated with age and educational level (p<0.05), but not with gender, marital status and living condition (p>0.05). Multiple stepwise regression analysis showed that age was an important factor affecting self-rated health assessment scale in elderly patients with hypertension (p<0.05). The sex, age and education are closely related to self-rated health assessment scale scores. Effective measures should be taken to improve health status and quality of life of elderly patients with hypertensions.

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