Assessment of the quality of life and factors effecting in patients with diabetes type 2
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Background: It is known that disease burden of the diabetes is heavy and it affects quality of life related to the health. Objective: This study was conducted to determine quality of life level and factors effecting in with type 2 diabetes individuals. Methodology: 121 individuals with type 2 diabetes participated in this descriptive research. Data was collected with patient identification form and SF-36 Quality of Life Scale. In statistical evaluation, percentage, average, student t test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test and Pearson correlation analysis were used. Results: Age average of patients with diabetes was 45.61±10.05 and average duration of the disease was 5.62±5.25. It was determined that point average of physical function sub-dimension of participants was the highest and point average of energy/ liveliness sub-dimension was the lowest according to SF-36 Quality of Life Scale. In the study, statistically significant difference was determined between age and pain; gender and physical role difficulty, general health perception; marital status and physical role difficult, energy/ liveliness, pain and general health perception; educational level and mental health, general health perception; situation of smoking and emotional role difficulty; fasting glucose level, physical function, physical role difficulty, energy/ liveliness, general health perception; treatment method and physical role difficulty, energy/liveness sub-dimension point averages (p<0.05).Conclusions: It was determined that quality of life dimensions in individuals with diabetes were medium level and variables such as age, gender, marital status, educational, smoking habit, fasting glucose level and treatment method were related with the quality of life.
KaynakThe International Journal of Caring Sciences
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