:: Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2008) ::
J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(4): 394-402 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Complications of Type II Diabetes on Patients’ Quality of Life
Saeid Sadeghie Ahari, Solmaz Arshi, Manoochehr Iranparvar , Firouz Amani, Hosein Siahpoosh
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 Background & Objectives: The prevalence of diabetes and its different methods of treatment have significantly been increased in the last two decades. The actual effect of these treatments is a common topic in the patients’ health and quality of life among these patients has a considerable importance in the community medicine. This study was designed to indicate the quality of life in the diabetic type II patients.

  Methods: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive analytic study in 2004 on 110 type 2 diabetic patients who had referred to Bu Ali Hospital in Ardabil. The patients were randomly selected and took the SF-36 Questionnaire and in the end the data were analyzed by SPSS.

  Results: The average age of the patients was 52.5 with the standard deviation of 11.3 years. 73 of the patients were female (66.4%) and rest of them were male. The average period of sickness among diabetics was 8 years from the time of diagnosis with a standard deviation of 6.2 years. The average of duration of therapy was 7.7 years with 6.1 years standard deviation. 51 patients (46.36%) had the history of hospitalization. Vitality indicator was low in 39.1% of patients. Social functioning was low in 50% of patients. In general, by adding up the quality of life’s various indexes scores based on SF-36 questionnaires standard coefficients, 77% of patients had intermediate and low quality of life.

  Conclusion: According to this study most of the patients in this study had a low quality of life.

Keywords: Diabetic patients type II, Quality of Life, Diabetic Complication
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Received: 2007/04/15 | Accepted: 2009/02/4 | Published: 2009/05/31

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