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The impact of health behaviours on the quality of life of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Krystyna Kurowska, Magdalena Szomszor
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2011;12(4):142-150.

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Vol 12, No 4 (2011): Practical Diabetology
Original articles (submitted)
Published online: 2011-12-01

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. As a result of progressive aging of the human population the incidence of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, is increasing. It affects many aspects of human life which require comprehensive medical and social care. The aim of study: determining the impact of preferred health behaviors affecting the quality of life of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, as an exponent in the return to optimal health.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. 81 patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes treated at the Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Dr. Emil Warminski Multi-specialty Municipal Hospital, Independent Public Health Care Institution (SPZOZ) were examined. Questionnaire WHQOQL-BREF and the Health Behavior Inventory were used.
RESULTS. The patients’ health behaviours did not differ. The differentiation occurred in the quality of life issue, which was affected by their age, physical activity, the length of the disease and the financial situation. Health behaviors only partially affected the quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS. The results of the research may be important for maintaining optimal health and for the effectiveness of the training provided by qualified medical personnel. As a result of them the quality of life of diabetes can be significantly improved. (Diabet. Prakt. 2011; 12, 4: 142–150)

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. As a result of progressive aging of the human population the incidence of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, is increasing. It affects many aspects of human life which require comprehensive medical and social care. The aim of study: determining the impact of preferred health behaviors affecting the quality of life of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, as an exponent in the return to optimal health.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. 81 patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes treated at the Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Dr. Emil Warminski Multi-specialty Municipal Hospital, Independent Public Health Care Institution (SPZOZ) were examined. Questionnaire WHQOQL-BREF and the Health Behavior Inventory were used.
RESULTS. The patients’ health behaviours did not differ. The differentiation occurred in the quality of life issue, which was affected by their age, physical activity, the length of the disease and the financial situation. Health behaviors only partially affected the quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS. The results of the research may be important for maintaining optimal health and for the effectiveness of the training provided by qualified medical personnel. As a result of them the quality of life of diabetes can be significantly improved. (Diabet. Prakt. 2011; 12, 4: 142–150)
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Keywords

type 2 diabetes; health behaviours; quality of life

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Title

The impact of health behaviours on the quality of life of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 12, No 4 (2011): Practical Diabetology

Pages

142-150

Published online

2011-12-01

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2011;12(4):142-150.

Keywords

type 2 diabetes
health behaviours
quality of life

Authors

Krystyna Kurowska
Magdalena Szomszor

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