Quality of life in type II diabetic patients referred to Sina Hospital, Hamadan

AUTHORS

S. Reza Borzou 1 , * , Mohsen Salavati 2 , Mahmood Safari 1 , Shahram Shahram Hadadinejad 3 , Mitra Zandieh 4 , Bita Torkaman 5

1 Instructor of Nursing, Research Center for Child and Maternity Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

2 Instructor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

4 Instructor of Paramedicine, School of Paramedicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran

5 BSc of Nursing, Atieh Hospital of Hamadan, Hamadan, Iran.

How to Cite: Borzou S R, Salavati M, Safari M, Shahram Hadadinejad S, Zandieh M, et al. Quality of life in type II diabetic patients referred to Sina Hospital, Hamadan, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(4):e94003.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (4); e94003
Published Online: September 28, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 06, 2010
Accepted: September 14, 2011
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Abstract

   Background:  The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus type II.

Materials and Method: In this descriptive study, 165 type 2 diabetic patients were enrolled in the study consecutively. The SF-36 instrument was used to evaluate quality of life.

Results: Mean scores for each subscale were, function role (60.57), physical role (68.86), emotional role (69.59), energy / vitality (40.37), mental health (43.75), social functioning (66.5), body pain (50.96) and general health (43.63). There was not any statistically significant relationship between demographic data with quality of life.

Conclusion: Authorities can use those findings to make decisions in order to diagnose and prohibit problems related to the quality of life in those kinds of patients and also to make useful changes in quality of their lives.

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