Acute pancreatitis (AP) and associated metabolic abnormalities constitute prevalent medical disorders that have disastrous implications and expensive cost of care. However, the connection with metabolic abnormalities and their influence on wellbeing i.e., health-related quality of life (HRQoL) remains unclear. As a result, we investigated the influence of MetS components on HRQoL in AP patients.
In a tertiary care hospital in North India, comprehensive observational research was undertaken with enrollment of subjects having AP along metabolic syndrome (MetS) or without was included. MetS was diagnosed for subjects using the National Cholesterol Education Program–Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) guidelines. Various socio-demographic variables were also taken into consideration for the calculation of statistical significance (P ≤ 0.05) in AP patients. Student's t-test and Short Form-36 (SF-36) along with the association between AP and MetS, as well as their impact on HRQoL, was investigated finally with, Pearson Correlation Analysis Factor.
The study comprised 100 subjects or patients diseased of AP associated with MetS and 100 patients with AP associated without MetS. Gender, Age, Educational Status, Tobacco uses along with the metabolic variables were found to be statistically significant (P ≤ 0.05) and comparatively increased in patients with AP with MetSthan AP without MetS except HDL levels. Finally, a negative association between all metabolic variables with the exception of HDL, and AP was found to be producing deterioration in Health compartment scores.
AP with MetS patients had a worse aggregate HRQOL than AP without MetS patients.