Quality of Life among Patients with Chronic Diseases: Integrative Review
Patients with chronic diseases have diminished quality of life; they need immediate intervention and various effective strategies to cope with their disease. The main purpose of this integrative review is to highlight the effect of the status of QoL on patients with chronic diseases in light of previous studies. Studies published in the years 2010 - 2022 were evaluated. International electronic databases such as Ovid MEDLINE, PuMed, Ovid OLDMEDLINE, Embase Classic + EMBASE (Ovid), The Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), The Cochrane Library (Wiley) and CINAHL Plus (EBSCO) were explored to find articles written in English-language using relevant keywords. All quantitative research studies which focused on the specific topic have been searched as well.: In this paper, 70 articles were searched. After checking for duplicates, 40 papers were left for evaluation of titles and abstracts. This left 40 articles for reading of full texts. Of these, 10 papers did not meet the aim. The remaining 30 articles were read thoroughly to appraise them according to the quality criteria. Twelve articles met the inclusion criteria. Hence, twelve studies were included in the present review. QoL is reduced in patients with chronic diseases. Saudi Arabia is still grappling with a good financing health structure as the majority of the participants lacked any form of medical insurance and were paying out‑of‑pocket at the point of service. Nurses and other healthcare providers should work to provide effective strategies for the purpose of increasing the level of QoL among patients with chronic diseases in Saudi Arabia and all over the world.
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