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Interaction between risk factors and the evaluation of quality of life in diabetic sufferers in relationship to the introduced therapy

Żanna Fiodorenko-Dumas, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Maciej Rabczyński, Marta Majewska-Pulsakowska
Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):33-45.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
Original articles
Published online: 2014-01-08

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to various complications. Through complex diabetic care and effective therapy, it is possible, though, to control and actively influence the sufferers subjective experience and quality of life. The aim of study was an evaluation on influence of the risk factors on domains of quality of life in type 2 diabetes patients.

Material and methods: The subjects of the study were 101 diabetic patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, complicated by peripheral arterial disease (diabetic macroangiopathy), at the stage of Fontaine stage II ischemia. Each patients who qualified for the study was evaluated with SF-36 questionnaire evaluating general quality of life and with the authors own survey which takes into consideration the specific nature of the disease. In the statistical analysis basic statistical tests were used, t-Student test, Chi-square test, Wilcoxon test, Kruskal-Wallis and U Mann-Whitney test.

Results: In the group I, the multi-factor analysis of predictors influencing evaluation of quality of life of the surveyed patients revealed statistically significant correlation between domains role-physical (RP), physical functioning (PF) and vitality (VT) and age, disease duration and pain, in the mental health (MH) domain with age, pain and in social functioning (SF) it correlated with pain. In the second group, the multi-factoral analysis showed statistically significant correlation between the following domains: PF domain and age, disease duration and pain intensity, VT domain and pain intensity, MH domain and body mass index (BMI) and age, BMI index and disease duration in SF domain.

Conclusions: The group of patients treated with insulin evaluated their quality of life lower. The kind of treatment way did not influence on the quality of life. The important determination could be disease duration or obesity.

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to various complications. Through complex diabetic care and effective therapy, it is possible, though, to control and actively influence the sufferers subjective experience and quality of life. The aim of study was an evaluation on influence of the risk factors on domains of quality of life in type 2 diabetes patients.

Material and methods: The subjects of the study were 101 diabetic patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, complicated by peripheral arterial disease (diabetic macroangiopathy), at the stage of Fontaine stage II ischemia. Each patients who qualified for the study was evaluated with SF-36 questionnaire evaluating general quality of life and with the authors own survey which takes into consideration the specific nature of the disease. In the statistical analysis basic statistical tests were used, t-Student test, Chi-square test, Wilcoxon test, Kruskal-Wallis and U Mann-Whitney test.

Results: In the group I, the multi-factor analysis of predictors influencing evaluation of quality of life of the surveyed patients revealed statistically significant correlation between domains role-physical (RP), physical functioning (PF) and vitality (VT) and age, disease duration and pain, in the mental health (MH) domain with age, pain and in social functioning (SF) it correlated with pain. In the second group, the multi-factoral analysis showed statistically significant correlation between the following domains: PF domain and age, disease duration and pain intensity, VT domain and pain intensity, MH domain and body mass index (BMI) and age, BMI index and disease duration in SF domain.

Conclusions: The group of patients treated with insulin evaluated their quality of life lower. The kind of treatment way did not influence on the quality of life. The important determination could be disease duration or obesity.

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Keywords

quality of life, pain, activity, diabetes, insuline, claudication

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Title

Interaction between risk factors and the evaluation of quality of life in diabetic sufferers in relationship to the introduced therapy

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2013)

Pages

33-45

Published online

2014-01-08

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):33-45.

Keywords

quality of life
pain
activity
diabetes
insuline
claudication

Authors

Żanna Fiodorenko-Dumas
Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz
Maciej Rabczyński
Marta Majewska-Pulsakowska

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