Prediction of Quality of Life of Non–Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients Based on Perceived Social Support

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Hossein Shareh 1 , * , Esmaeil Soltani 2 , Ali Ghasemi 3

1 Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Literature and Human Sciences, Sabzevar Tarbiat Moallem University, Sabzevar, Iran.

2 MSc of Clinical Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Instructor of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Parsian Branch, Parsian, Iran.

How to Cite: Shareh H, Soltani E, Ghasemi A. Prediction of Quality of Life of Non–Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients Based on Perceived Social Support, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(2):e93590.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e93590
Published Online: January 12, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: April 13, 2011
Accepted: May 25, 2011
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Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to predic quality of life based on perceived social support components in non–insulin-dependent diabetic patients.
Materials and Method: Fifty patients with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus from Al-Zahra diabetic center in Shiraz participated in a cross-sectional study via survey instrument. All subjects completed multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) and world health organization quality of life- brief (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaires.
Results: On the basis of stepwise multiple regression analysis friends and family dimensions of perceived social support were the best predictors of the quality of life and its dimensions (p<0.01).
Conclusion: Friends and family dimensions of perceived social support have significant contributions in predicting quality of life of patients with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 82-85]

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