Orthostatic hypotension and health-related quality of life among community-living older people in Korea

AbstractPurposeTo investigate the association of orthostatic hypotension (OH) with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older people living in the community.MethodsA cross-sectional design was used. A total of 217 participants aged 65 and older were classified as having OH if their systolic or diastolic blood pressure showed a drop of  ≥ 20 mmHg systolic blood pressure or ≥ 10 mmHg diastolic blood pressure, respectively, within 3 min of standing. Participants provided demographic and medical information and responded to questionnaires about their HRQoL (EuroQoL-5D-3L), as well as depression, anxiety, cognitive func tion, and recent physical activities.ResultsThe number of participants with OH was 117, and those without OH numbered 100. The mean HRQoL levels were 0.56 (SD 0.29) in the OH group and 0.74 (SD 0.25) in the non-OH group (p 
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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