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Journal:   KNOWLEDGE AND HEALTH   SPRING 2015 , Volume 10 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 58 To 63.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS (TYPE II) REFERRING TO TEHRAN IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL IN THE SUMMER OF 2012

 
 
Author(s):  MASROR RUDSARI DARYADOKHT, ASHRAFI ZAHRA*, PARSA YEKTA ZOHRE, HAGHANI HAMID
 
* DEPT. OF NURSING, SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Diabetes is a chronic disease, and one of the most important issues in the care of chronic patients is to evaluate their quality of life (QOL). This study aimed to determine the quality of life in patients with type II diabetes and its relationship with some demographic variables.
Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive design, 80 diabetic patients admitted to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran city were selected by constant sampling. Data collection tools included demographic information form and diabetic patients’ QOL questionnaire. Data was analyzed using performing ANOVA and independent t- test.
Results: The lowest mean score of QOL was related to disease dimension and the highest mean score was related to the social dimension. There was a significant relation between ocular complications (P=0.02) and the disease duration (P<0.001) and physical aspects of quality of life. There was a significant relationship between individuals' income with quality of life in terms of mental health (P=0.02, economical (P<0.001) conditions, and the total quality of life score (P=0.02) was significant. In addition, there was a significant relationship was obtained between diabetic foot complications and total QOL score (P=0.04).
Conclusion: Regarding the relationship between QOL and some demographic variables, using appropriate caring approaches such as executing educational programs for diabetic patients is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): QUALITY OF LIFE, TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS, FOOT DIABETIC
 
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