Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY   SUMMER 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 2 #P0066; Page(s) 64 To 74.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF SATISFACTION OF DISEASE CONTROL AND SELF-CARE BEHAVIOR ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

 
 
Author(s):  PORGHARAKHAN A., HEKMAT POU D.*, JAVAHERIE A., TAKHTIE A.
 
* ARAK UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ARAK, I.R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and aims: Diabetes Mellitus is the most common diseases of endocrine glands. Chronic duration and complications imposes financial burden on patients and diminishes quality of life among diabetics. So, this study with the aim of the effect of satisfaction of disease control and self-care behavior on quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes was conducted.
Method: This is a descriptive- analytic study which was conducted on 110 patients with type 2 diabetes based on convenience sampling in Bijar town. Data were gathered with the diabetics’ quality of life (DQOL). All data were analyzed using SPSS with descriptive statistics and Chi-square test, Fisher exact, ANOVA and t-test.
Results: In this study, 54 patients (49.9%) were men and 56 (50.9%) were women. The mean of quality of life was moderate (47.2
±5.6). There were significant correlations between quality of life with age, education level (P=0.001) and job (P=0.007). Between sex and quality of life no correlation was observed (P=0.078). The results showed a significant correlation between self-care behavior with job (P=0.03) and education level (P=0.008). There were significant correlations between consent of disease control with quality of life, education level, occupation and age (P=0.001).
Conclussion: Due to the quality of life of the diabetic patients was in moderate level and diminished with increasing of age, and also because of the increasing number of elderly community, it can be considered careful planning in health promotion in the Ministry of Health, to deal with diabetic patients.

 
Keyword(s): QUALITY OF LIFE, SELF-CARE BEHAVIOR, SATISFACTION, TYPE 2 DIABETES
 
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