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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2005, 7(2): 50-56 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus, based on its complications, referred to Emam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud
Hosin Bagheri , Hosin Abrahimi , Nozhat Taghavi , Mohamad reza Hasani
, Email: baghe_h1@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Diabetes mellitus is an important and global health problem and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It causes a high mortality and produces many personal, familial, social and financial problems. This study was performed to evaluate quality of life in diabetic patients based on the complications. Methods: ‏‏‏‏This study was performed on 150 patients with diabetes mellitus selected by unrandomized sampling from patients referred to Shahroud Imam Hossein hospital. Based on the disease complications the sample was divided into 4 groups: without complication, microvascular complication, macrovascular complication and miro-macrovascular complication. Quality of life was assessed in physical, emotional and social aspects with audit of diabetes dependent qoL (ADDQoL) questionnaire. Results: Average age of the sample was 59 years. 79.3% of patients were married, 62.8% were uneducated, 78.7% of patients did not have any educational course about diabetes mellitus. The mean of the total score of the quality of life in without complication group was 60.4±11.6, in microvascular complication group was 56.4±10.4, in macrovascular complication group was 61±7.8 and in micro-macrovascular complication group was 50.1±11.7. The quality of life of 4 groups was significantly different (ANOVA, P<0.05). There was not a significant correlation between demographic variables and the quality of life score. Conclusion: The results showed that diabetes mellitus complications have significant and advert effects on the quality of this patient’s life. Therefore, rapid diagnosis of the disease and its complication and use of appropriate therapeutic strategies in prevention or decreasing the complication is essential.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes complications, Quality of life.
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Received: 2011/06/2
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bagheri H, abrahimi H, Taghavi N, hasani M R. Evaluation of quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus, based on its complications, referred to Emam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2005; 7 (2) :50-56
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