Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

The most important parameters of life quality of the Great Patriotic War veterans

Year: 2015, volume 11 Issue: №1 Pages: 019-023
Heading: 70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War Article type:
Authors: Yuanov A.A., Denisova Т.Р., Shuldyakov V.A., Lipatova Т.Е.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Regional Hospital for War Veterans, Saratov, Regional Hospital

Purpose of the study was to estimate current state of quality of life of Great Patriotic War veterans. Materials and methods. The study included 368 veterans of the Great Patriotic War according to Federal State "Concerning veterans" #5, 1995. Protocol of the study included adapted fragments of WHOQOL, WHOQOL-Old, SF-36, SIP questioners as well as visually-analog scale of self-assessment of quality of life with further going quality of life index calculations. Re-sults. In the studied sample of the Great Patriotic War (GPW) veterans including long-livers comparably was detected high level of quality of life (QOL) by physical criteria and independence level. It was revealed that QOL by self-service criteria in the GPW veterans was low and extremely variable by other criteria groups. Both ageing and gender influenced upon physical activity, self-service and QOL self-assessment. Women were outstanding by psychological criteria and independence with no association with age group. Conclusion. QOL indication in the GPW veterans of studied sample elucidated a satisfactory level of healthcare in the region, which allows veterans in certain way preserve both physical and psychological health, as well as grounds positive self-assessment of personal position in society and values system according to their life-goals and expectations.

Keywords: quality of life

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