The Quality of Life in Post- Mucormycosis Patient

Authors : Rajesh K. Dase; Vyankatesh Solanke; Prince, Rajesh Kadam; Mrunalini Jadhav

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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Mucormycosis disease very well affects the quality of life of patient in all aspect. It affects mainly physical health, psychological health, social relationships, environment, sleep and rest, work capacity may be affected. In psychological aspect bodily image and appearance, negative feelings, self esteem, thinking and learning are also affected. Material & Methods: Present study was cross sectional observational study conducted in OPD and IPD Department of ENT & Opthalmology, MGM Medical college & Hospital Aurngabad [MS], India diuring 1 st August 2021 to 30th September 2021. Results: In present study we found that the incidence of mucormycosis is more in the age group above 45 years i.e. 78(78%). Mucormycosis is mostly seen in the males more than female i.e. 77(77%). Majority of 39(39.0%) patients were diagnosed with mucormycosis within 30 days of discharge and 10(10%) patients were diagnosed with mucormycosis within 3 months of discharge. Out of 100, 96(96.0%) patients went for the operative procedure. The mean of WHOQOL- Physical Health Domain Scores for the patients was 42.99. The Mean WHOQOLPsychological Domain Scores for the patients was 46.06. The mean Social Relationship and Environment score were 49.62 & 58.03 respectively. Conclusion: We concluded that there was higher impact of Quality of Life in Post- mucormycosis patient. However the impact was also affected by many other factors, such as age, comorbidity, severity of illness of patients and the impact is not reduced considerably as time goes by (i.e. even after two months). The Quality of Life in PostMucormycosis Patient in term of Physical Health and Psychological health is most affected due to surgical intervention and life threatening disease.

Keywords : Quality of Life, Mucormycosis, COVID-19.


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