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Asadi M, Shiralipur A, Ghanad F, Nazary A. Meta-analysis of Effective Factors in Life Quality of Special Patients. hmj. 2012; 16 (1) :25-33
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Master of Family Counseling
Abstract:   (8799 Views)
Introduction: The concept of life quality includes individual potential ability, following up of interests and quality of welfare feeling. Meta-analysis is a new method of study which evaluates the results of previous studies related to underlying subjects.
Methods: Of 30 accomplished researches about effective agents in life quality of special patients, 17 researches were chosen for meta-analysis. These studies were selected, based on research methodology components such as research questions, statistical theories study population, sampling methods, research methods, statistical methods, validity and reliability of the questionnaires. Statistical analysis was performed by use of comprehensive meta-analysis software.
Results: Combination of effect size by Schmitt and Huuts method shows that, variables such as self-care teaching, smoking, gender, marriage life, education and disease period are related to quality of life. There was no association between age and employment with the life quality.
Conclusion: The findings of this study shown that individual, social, psychic and demography factors can influence the life quality of special patients. This information could be used in therapeutic schematization and medicine cares of patients. This information may increase the life quality of special patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/17

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