Analysis and Description of Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Patients With Anal Fistula

ConclusionsAnal fistulae exert moderate-high impact on patients’ quality of life. “Shorter time experiencing clinical symptoms” and the “presence of primary fistula” are factors that can be associated with worse quality of life.ResumenIntroducciónEn pacientes diagnosticados de fístula anal, conocer la calidad de vida específicamente relacionada con la misma puede ayudar a los especialistas en coloproctología a elegir la estrategia terapéutica más adecuada para cada caso. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es analizar y describir los factores relacionados con la calidad de vida específica en una serie consecutiva de pacientes diagnosticados de fístula anal.MétodosEstudio observacional transversal realizado entre marzo del 2015 y febrero del 2017 con pacientes diagnosticados de fístula anal. Tras la anamnesis y la exploración inicial, los pacientes completaron el Quality of Life in patients with Anal Fistula Questionnaire. Este cuestionario mide específicamente la calidad de vida en personas con fístula anal. Su rango de valores es: 14 puntos = impacto nulo; 15-28 puntos = impacto limitado, 29-42 puntos = impacto moderado, 43-56 puntos = impacto alto, y 57-70 puntos = impacto muy alto.ResultadosSe incluyó a un total de 80 pacientes. La puntuación mediana obtenida en el cuestionario por la muestra estudiada es de 34.00 (rango = 14-68). Se observaron ...
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