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Psychometric Evaluation Of Dietary Habits Questionnaire For Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Psychometric Evaluation Of Dietary Habits Questionnaire For Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Paper The following article is OPEN ACCESS Psychometric evaluation of dietary habits questionnaire for type 2 diabetes mellitus W Sami1,2, T Ansari3, N S Butt4 and M R Ab Hamid1 Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd 1 Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 2 Department of Public Health & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3 Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 4 Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine in Rabigh, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia This research evaluated the psychometric properties of English version of dietary habits questionnaires developed for type 2 diabetic patients. There is scarcity of literature about availability of standardized questionnaires for assessing dietary habits of type 2 diabetics in Saudi Arabia. As dietary habits vary from country to country, therefore, this was an attempt to develop questionnaires that can serve as a baseline. Through intensive literature review, four questionnaires were developed / modified and subsequently tested for psychometric properties. Prior to pilot study, a pre-test was conducted to evaluate the face validity and content validity. The pilot study was conducted from 23 October 22 November, 2016 to evaluate the questionnaires' reliability and validity. Systematic random sampling technique was used to collect the data from 132 patients by direct investigation method. Questionnaires assessing diabetes mellitus knowledge (0.891), dietary knowledge (0.869), dietary attitude (0.841) and dietary practices (0.874) had good internal consistency reliability. Factor analysis conducted on diet Continue reading >>

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We aimed to determine the predictive value of FINDRISC score as a screening method for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A prospective, cross - sectional study was carried out with a total 111 pregnant women. At the first antenatal visit, FINDRISC questionnaire was filled out by one doctor.A 50 g oral glucose challenge test (GCT) was performed between the 24 - 28thweek of gestation. If the test exceeded thethreshold value, a 3 h 100g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed toconfirm the diagnosis of GDM. 44 (39.6%) of 111 patientsGCT were positive. 17 patients (16.2%) werenewly diagnosed with GDM. The FINDRISC scores of the GDM (+) patients were found to be significantly higher than that of GDM (-) group with a cutoff value of>9. At this cutoff point the sensitivity, specifity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and + likelihood ratiowere 52.94, 79.79, 32.1, 90.4, and 2.62, respectively.The area under the ROC curvein the detection of GDM was 0.708 0.07. FINDRISC score may serve as an easy, non - invasive and cost - saving initial assessment tool for screening of GDM. findrisc score, gestational diabetes mellitus, screening Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy, occurs in 2 - 5% of all pregnancies [1].It is associated with increased rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as macrosomia, neonatal jaundice, neonatal hypoglycemia, and birth - related trauma. In addition, women with GDM are at higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) later in life [2]. Trials show that treatment of GDM by dietary restrictions and insulin therapy, if required, reduces the rate of perinatal complications [2]. Hence, identification and treatment of women with Continue reading >>

Oral Health Awareness In Adult Patients With Diabetes: A Questionnaire Study

Oral Health Awareness In Adult Patients With Diabetes: A Questionnaire Study

Oral health awareness in adult patients with diabetes: a questionnaire study BDJ volume 211, page E12 (24 September 2011) Objective To investigate oral health awareness, oral hygiene and attitudes towards general dental practitioners' (GDP) involvement in diabetes screening in adults with diabetes. Setting General medical practices in Warwickshire. Subjects and methods Adults with diabetes attending clinics run by practice or diabetes nurses in general medical practices. Results Two hundred and twenty-nine of 615 (37.2%) questionnaires were completed in 14 general medical practices. The majority of respondents (79.8%, 178/223) visited a dentist once or twice a year, but oral care varied; 67.2% (133/198) reported brushing at least twice a day, whereas only 15.3% (29/190) flossed daily. Awareness of oral health risks was limited: 69.1% (150/217) had never received any oral health advice related to their diabetes. Over half of respondents supported the idea of dentists offering screening for diabetes (121/226, 53.5%). Conclusions Many adults with diabetes have poor awareness of oral care and health complications associated with diabetes, and are receiving limited advice from healthcare professionals. Training and advice for both healthcare professionals and patients concerning the importance of good oral health in patients with diabetes is needed. The role of dentists in diabetes screening and support requires further investigation. Highlights the need for general dental practitioners to improve the awareness of the importance of oral healthcare advice in patients with diabetes. There is a need for education and training on the importance of oral healthcare for non-dental health professionals involved in diabetes care. There is a potential need for the inclusion of dental Continue reading >>

The Knowledge Attitude And Practice Regarding Diabetes And Diabetic Retinopathy Among The Final Year Medical Students Of King Faisal University Medical College Of Al Hasa Region Of Saudi Arabia: A Cross Sectional Survey Al Wadaani F A - Niger J Clin Pract

The Knowledge Attitude And Practice Regarding Diabetes And Diabetic Retinopathy Among The Final Year Medical Students Of King Faisal University Medical College Of Al Hasa Region Of Saudi Arabia: A Cross Sectional Survey Al Wadaani F A - Niger J Clin Pract

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global public health problem. [1] The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing and the number of persons with the disease will double by 2025. [2] The morbidity caused by its ocular complication has placed this disease as the 4 th leading cause of blindness worldwide. [3] There are 4 million cases of blindness due to diabetic retinopathy [4] (Vision 2020); this is expected to increase enormously in the coming years with the increase in the prevalence of DM. Fortunately, the visual loss and the blindness due to diabetic retinopathy can be prevented or at least delayed with early detection and timely intervention. Effective management of diabetic retinopathy needs multidisciplinary approach and participation of the community, paramedical personnel, medical practitioners, and medical students. Their knowledge-referred as their understanding of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, their attitude-referred as their feelings and any preconceived ideas toward diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, and their practice-referred as the ways in which they demonstrate their knowledge and attitude through their actions have very important role in increasing awareness of the disease prevention and health promotion among the diabetic population. The recently concluded study in Al Hasa region of Saudi Arabia [5] and various studies conducted in different places have showed inadequate knowledge, attitude, and practice among the general practitioners and the medical students about the diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. To the best of our knowledge, no study regarding knowledge, attitude, and practice of the medical students on diabetes and diabetic retinopathy has been conducted in Saudi Arabia. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and pra Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Pilot Study On Patient's Related Aspects Hussain Z, Yusoff Zm, Sulaiman Sa - Arch Pharma Pract

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Pilot Study On Patient's Related Aspects Hussain Z, Yusoff Zm, Sulaiman Sa - Arch Pharma Pract

Objective: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication during pregnancy and if not managed properly, it can lead to many harmful effects on mother or fetus/baby. Management of GDM largely depends on patient's thoughts, perception and understanding of disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and treatment satisfaction of GDM patients toward their disease. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted during the period of month July 2013 at Penang General Hospital, Penang, Malaysia. The sample consists of 30 established patients of GDM who were diagnosed at least 1 month prior to enrolment. Data were collected by means of self-designed Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Knowledge Questionnaire, modified version of Diabetes Integration Scale (ATT-19) and Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire. Descriptive analysis was used for data elaboration by using SPSS 20. Results: The results showed that of 30 patients, 23 patients (76.6%) had adequate knowledge. Only, 7 (23.3%) patients had inadequate knowledge. For attitude, 23 (76.66%) of patients had a negative attitude toward disease and only 7 (23.3%) had a positive attitude. In terms of satisfaction, 25 (83.33%) patients were satisfied with the given treatment and 5 (16.66%) were unsatisfied. Conclusion: We conclude that although participants obtained good score on knowledge and treatment satisfaction, their attitude did not change so as to more effectively cope with their disease. Keywords:Attitude, gestational diabetes mellitus, knowledge, treatment satisfaction Hussain Z, Yusoff ZM, Sulaiman SA. Gestational diabetes mellitus: Pilot study on patient's related aspects. Arch Pharma Pract 2014;5:84-90 Hussain Z, Yusoff ZM, Sulaiman SA. Gestational diabetes mell Continue reading >>

Knowledge Attitude And Practice Regarding Diabetes Mellitus Among Nondiabetic And Diabetic Study Participants In Bangladesh

Knowledge Attitude And Practice Regarding Diabetes Mellitus Among Nondiabetic And Diabetic Study Participants In Bangladesh

Knowledge attitude and practice regarding diabetes mellitus among Nondiabetic and diabetic study participants in Bangladesh Increased awareness amongst large population groups is a major determinant for the prevention of diabetes and its complications as well as related metabolic disorders. Knowledge and attitude are the principal markers of awareness that need to be studied in various population groups in specific racial and cultural contexts. The present study was undertaken to explore knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding -diabetes mellitus (DM) among nondiabetic (nonDM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 18,697 adults (aged 18years and above; 7796 male and 10,901 female; 6780 nonDM and 11,917 T2DM) selected purposively from the OPD of 19 healthcare centres in and around Dhaka and in northern parts of Bangladesh. KAP were assessed by a pre-structured, interviewer-administered questionnaire and categorised using predefined scores of poor (mean+1 SD). Univariate and bivariate statistical analysis were done as appropriate. Multivariate linear regression was done to examine the association between diabetes related KAP and other covariates. The mean (SD) age (years) of all the study participants was 4614, mean BMI 24.44.1 and mean waist-hip ratio (WHR) was 0.930.07. The proportion of poor, average and good knowledge scores among T2DM subjects were 17%, 68% and 15% respectively. The corresponding values for attitude score were 23%, 67% and 10% respectively. The KAP regarding diabetes was found to be better among people who were living with diabetes compared to their counterparts. DM males showed better knowledge and practice regarding diabetes, comp Continue reading >>

Development Of A Novel, Short, Self-completed Questionnaire On Empowerment For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus And An Analysis Of Factors Affecting Patient Empowerment

Development Of A Novel, Short, Self-completed Questionnaire On Empowerment For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus And An Analysis Of Factors Affecting Patient Empowerment

Development of a novel, short, self-completed questionnaire on empowerment for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and an analysis of factors affecting patient empowerment Patient empowerment has recently been proposed as an important concept in self-management for effective glycemic control. A concise self-completed questionnaire for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was created to comprehensively evaluate their empowerment on the basis of self-managed dietary/exercise behaviors, psychological impact, and family support. The reliability and validity of this short questionnaire were tested and factors relating to patient empowerment were analyzed. The self-completed empowerment questionnaire was based on questionnaires for self-managed dietary and exercise behaviors, the Appraisal of Diabetes Scale, and the Diabetes Family Behavior Checklist. The questionnaire was trialed on 338 male and female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who lived with family. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were investigated and stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was used to identify factors that affect patient empowerment. The self-completed patient empowerment questionnaire included 13 questions on background data (e.g., age, gender, and HbA1c) and 18 questions within five scales to assess self-managed dietary behaviors, self-managed exercise behaviors, and psychological impact of diabetes, as well as positive and negative feedback in patient-family communication. The questionnaire showed sufficient internal consistency, construct validity, reproducibility, factorial construct validity, and concurrent validity. The results were generally satisfactory, and the questionnaire reflected the particular characteristics of treatment methods. Multiple linear r Continue reading >>

Healthrelated Quality Of Life Measurement In Type 2 Diabetes

Healthrelated Quality Of Life Measurement In Type 2 Diabetes

HealthRelated Quality of Life Measurement in Type 2 Diabetes Address correspondence to: Faye A Luscombe, DrPH, Epidemiologist, 10600 Wildwood Drive Richland, MI 49083. Email: [email protected] Please review our Terms and Conditions of Use and check box below to share full-text version of article. I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Type 2 diabetes has significant adverse effects on healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL). A vast array of questionnaires has been used to measure HRQoL in diabetes patients, contributing to the difficulty of selecting instruments for future research. To systematically evaluate these measures, a literature search was undertaken to identify relevant publications. This paper summarizes the generic, diabetesspecific, and psychological measures utilized to evaluate persons with type 2 diabetes, and highlights related findings. Generic instruments demonstrate significant reductions in health status compared with other chronic disease populations and healthy controls. Multiple diabetesspecific measures are available to assess domains affected by the disease, including symptoms, worries, selfcare, locus of control, functional ability, social support, and sexual functioning. Psychological measures show that type 2 diabetes is frequently associated with adverse psychological effects, particularly depression. Since much of this research has been crosssectional in nature, little is known about responsiveness of many of the HRQoL measures to clinical change and treatment effects. It is clear that HRQoL results are influenced by multiple patient and disease factors, particularly age, gender, and the pre Continue reading >>

The Diabetes Self-management Questionnaire (dsmq): Development And Evaluation Of An Instrument To Assess Diabetes Self-care Activities Associated With Glycaemic Control

The Diabetes Self-management Questionnaire (dsmq): Development And Evaluation Of An Instrument To Assess Diabetes Self-care Activities Associated With Glycaemic Control

The Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ): development and evaluation of an instrument to assess diabetes self-care activities associated with glycaemic control 1 Annika Gahr ,1 Norbert Hermanns ,1 Bernhard Kulzer ,1 Jrg Huber ,2 and Thomas Haak 1 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM), German Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Theodor-Klotzbcher-Str. 12, D-97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany 2The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK Received 2013 Feb 28; Accepted 2013 Aug 12. Copyright 2013 Schmitt et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Though several questionnaires on self-care and regimen adherence have been introduced, the evaluations do Continue reading >>

Adolescents Knowledge And Awareness Of Diabetes Mellitus In Kuwait

Adolescents Knowledge And Awareness Of Diabetes Mellitus In Kuwait

Volume 52, Issue 1 , March 2016, Pages 61-66 Adolescents knowledge and awareness of diabetes mellitus in Kuwait Author links open overlay panel MaryamAl-Hussainia Open Access funded by Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem in Kuwait. This study aimed to evaluate the awareness and the knowledge of diabetes in adolescent about the disease which, will be of a great help to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and its complications. A cross-sectional survey was done to evaluate the general knowledge of diabetes. The survey was introduced randomly to the students of 30 secondary public and private schools in Kuwait. The questionnaire was divided into eight main sections, with each section focusing on different aspects of diabetes mellitus, namely General knowledge about diabetes, Knowledge of risk factors of diabetes, Knowledge of symptoms, Knowledge on complications, Knowledge about treatment and available medications, Knowledge about lifestyle and non-medical measures, Things diabetics should not do, and Knowledge of management of diabetes. A total of 4333 students contributed. The main score obtained by the students was 63.2% of the maximum total score. For General knowledge about diabetes sections scores were 71.0%, Knowledge of risk factors of diabetes 63%, Knowledge of symptoms and complications 55.8%, Knowledge about treatment and management 62.7%, and Knowledge of monitoring diabetes 72.3%. The students contributed in this study have good general information about diabetes except for a few areas. Our study will clarify these areas to help in designing educational programs to treat these deficiencies of knowledge about the disease and increase the awareness. Continue reading >>

Survey Of Transitional Care Service For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus | Archives Of Disease In Childhood

Survey Of Transitional Care Service For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus | Archives Of Disease In Childhood

Survey of transitional care service for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus British Association of General Paediatrics/British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Survey of transitional care service for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus Paediatrics, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK Aim To assess patient satisfaction with the transitional care service in type 1 diabetes. Methods An anonymous questionnaire was retrospectively sent to 37 patients who had attended the diabetic transitional care clinics over a period of 2 years from 2009- 2011. The patients were aged 16-19 years at the time of the survey. The questionnaire addressed various aspects of the service including the information given before transition, clinic environment, education provided and the communication with and within the diabetic team. Results 11 out of 37 (30%) patients responded to the questionnaire. The median age was 18 years. 91% felt that sufficient notice was given for the transitional care service. 55% felt well informed about what to expect from the service. 64% were made aware of the professionals the patient would meet when attending the clinic. 27% felt that written information would be helpful before the clinic. Only 36% felt that the appointment times were convenient. 73% felt that they had the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns during the appointment. 60% were educated about diabetes and alcohol whilst only 13% received information about safe sex and contraception. 29-36% received information about diabetes and university education, leaving home and driving licence. 45% felt that the clinic environment was suitable for a young adult. 64% felt that they had the opportunity to meet the staff they had expected to see. 73% said that the diabetic team Continue reading >>

Questionnaire Survey Of Patients With Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus And Theirfamily Members On The Acceptance Of Newly Emerging Therapies

Questionnaire Survey Of Patients With Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus And Theirfamily Members On The Acceptance Of Newly Emerging Therapies

Received date: June 28, 2014; Accepted date: September 26, 2014;; Published date: October 06,2014 Citation: Shimoda M, Matsumoto S (2014) Questionnaire Survey of Patients with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus and their Family Members on the Acceptance of Newly Emerging Therapies. J Diabetes Metab 5:442 doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000442 Copyright: 2014 Shimoda M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Objective: A current goal for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), an incurable disease, is to prevent deterioration of patients Quality Of Life (QOL) by maintaining excellent glycemic control. Health care providers expect that newly developed therapies will help improve QOL, but QOL must be assessed by the patients themselves. Therefore, it is critical to understand patients opinions about newly developed therapies . The aim of this study was to investigate patients opinions, especially their motivation to accept newly developed therapies. Method: We analyzed questionnaires (n=85) completed by T1DM patients and family members about four newly developed therapies-Allogeneic Islet Transplantation (AIT), Islet Xenotransplantation (XIT), DNA vaccination, and Induced Pluripotent Stem cell therapy (IPS)-to investigate the factors in their acceptance of these therapies. Results: A total of 56.3% of patients and 74.8% of family members accepted the newly developed therapies. Experience of hypoglycemic events, the main indication for AIT, did not significantly influence acceptance of the newly developed therapies. Desire to be insulin free had significant influence on the accept Continue reading >>

Awareness Of Diabetic Retinopathy Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Jordan

Awareness Of Diabetic Retinopathy Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Jordan

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ming-Hui Zou May M Bakkar,1 Mera F Haddad,1 Yazan S Gammoh2 1Department of Allied Medical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 2Department of Optometry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan Background: Increasing the level of awareness of diabetic retinopathy among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus is considered an important factor for early diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate awareness of diabetic retinopathy among a sample of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Jordan. Patients and methods: The study period was from August to December 2015. The sample was selected randomly from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus from the general population in three main cities of Jordan (Amman, Irbid, and Zarqa). A questionnaire was distributed to 237 participants with diabetes to assess their awareness and knowledge of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. The questionnaire included questions to assess awareness about diabetic retinopathy, sources of knowledge about the disease, and patients knowledge and compliance with available treatments and routine eye examinations. Patients were also questioned about the barriers that may interfere with early eye examination. Results: A total of 237 participants (107 [45.1%] females and 130 [54.9%] males) with type 2 diabetes were interviewed. Mean ageSD for the study population was 54.5110.28 years. Of the study population, 88.2% were aware that diabetes can affect the eyes and 81% reported that diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness. Higher level of patients awareness of diabetic retinopathy was related to higher level Continue reading >>

Survey Of Awareness Of Diabetes Mellitus Among The Arar Population, Northern Border Region Of Saudi Arabia

Survey Of Awareness Of Diabetes Mellitus Among The Arar Population, Northern Border Region Of Saudi Arabia

Survey of awareness of diabetes mellitus among the Arar population, Northern Border Region of Saudi Arabia 1Intern, Faculty of Medicine, Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2Associate Professor, Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Northern University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Corresponding author: Dr. Aseel Menwer Alanazi, Faculty of Medicine, Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel.: +966.504710410, Email: [email protected] Received 2017 Jul 12; Accepted 2017 Aug 23. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License , which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most widely prevalent diseases in Saudi Arabia. Health education is considered an essential component to improve knowledge and change behavior. People affected by diabetes often have inadequate knowledge about the nature of diabetes, its risk factors and associated complication. The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of the Arar population with various aspects of diabetes mellitus. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Arar city, the capital of the Northern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The study was carried out on Saudi nationals from different age groups that were selected by systematic random sampling. Data was collected by means of personal interview with the participants using a pre-designed questionnaire which was administered by the medical students for each diabetic patient. Data were an Continue reading >>

Kosana Stanetiä‡1, Suzana Saviä‡1, Maja Raäiä‡2

Kosana Stanetiä‡1, Suzana Saviä‡1, Maja Raäiä‡2

1Health Center Banja Luka, School of Medicin, University in Banja Luka, BiH 2School of Medicin, University in east Sarajevo, BiH The quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Оригинални радови Општа медицина 2012;18(3-4):70-77 UDC: 616.36-002-056 Correspondence to: Prim. dr sc. med. Kosana Stanetić Health Center Banja Luka 0038765535790 [email protected] Abstract Introduction: Quality of life is an important health outcome in its own right, representing the ultimate goal of all health interventions. Diabetes mellitus signifi- cantly affects the quality of life of patients. Objective: To evaluate the quality of life in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus in relation to the duration of the disease and the degree of gly- cemic control. Method: A prospective - descriptive study was conducted by interviewing patients with diabetes mellitus type 2, registered with two family medicine prac- tices based at Family Medicine Teaching Center Banja Luka, as well as taking data from their medical records, during the period of 01.08 - 31.12.2011. As the instruments for this research the questionnaire SF-36 (for assessing the quality of life) and general questionnaire that contained data on age, sex, disease duration, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and HbA1c values were used. The patients were divided into 3 groups according to the duration of the disease. The first group included patients with a disease duration of up to 5 years, the second group with disease duration of 6-13 years and a third group of patients who have had diabetes 14 or more years. Results: The study included 95 patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. There were 42 (44%) male patients Continue reading >>

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