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Research progress of quality of life and influencing factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

WU Xiao-qian1, XI Hui-qin2,YUAN Xiao-ling1,CAO Sha-sha1   

  1. 1.School of Nursing, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China; 2.Department of Rheumatology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200001, China
  • Online:2013-08-28 Published:2013-09-16
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    Shanghai Jiaotong University Foundation, 12XJ10046


With the continuous development and progress in medical technology, the survival time of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus has been increasing, and the quality of life has become an important indicator in evaluation of clinical treatment and care of systemic lupus erythematosus. The current situation of quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is reviewed in this paper, and the effects of disease-related factors (disease activity, pain and fatigue), individual factors (age, gender, educational background and income), psychological status and social support on quality of life are analysed.

Key words: systemic lupus erythematosus, quality of life, influencing factors