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Vol 12, No 2 (2011): Practical Diabetology
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Measurement of health-related quality of life in diabetes mellitus

Marta Dudzińska, Jerzy S. Tarach, Andrzej Nowakowski
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2011;12(2):56-64.

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Vol 12, No 2 (2011): Practical Diabetology
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2011-08-05

Abstract

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the need for a multidisciplinary or holistic approach towards patient treatment. In the case of diabetes, apart from evaluating the patient’s clinical state and level of diabetic control, this approach can also be implemented by assessing the patient’s quality of life (QoL). QoL can be measured using objective tools, such as questionnaires for evaluating the quality of life. When it comes to QoL evaluation in diabetic patients, the following tools are used: general and specific scales, as well as ancillary tools, such as questionnaires concerning the patient’s emotional state, including depression and anxiety states. This study focused particularly on questionnaires developed specifically for diabetic patients, which are used internationally, including a description of their characteristics and psychometric properties.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2011; 12, 2: 56–64)

Abstract

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the need for a multidisciplinary or holistic approach towards patient treatment. In the case of diabetes, apart from evaluating the patient’s clinical state and level of diabetic control, this approach can also be implemented by assessing the patient’s quality of life (QoL). QoL can be measured using objective tools, such as questionnaires for evaluating the quality of life. When it comes to QoL evaluation in diabetic patients, the following tools are used: general and specific scales, as well as ancillary tools, such as questionnaires concerning the patient’s emotional state, including depression and anxiety states. This study focused particularly on questionnaires developed specifically for diabetic patients, which are used internationally, including a description of their characteristics and psychometric properties.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2011; 12, 2: 56–64)
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Keywords

diabetes; health-related quality of life; generic questionnaire; disease-specific questionnaire; reliability

About this article
Title

Measurement of health-related quality of life in diabetes mellitus

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 12, No 2 (2011): Practical Diabetology

Pages

56-64

Published online

2011-08-05

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2011;12(2):56-64.

Keywords

diabetes
health-related quality of life
generic questionnaire
disease-specific questionnaire
reliability

Authors

Marta Dudzińska
Jerzy S. Tarach
Andrzej Nowakowski

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