Vol 10, No 4 (2021)
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Comparison the health related quality of life in type 2 diabetic patients and healthy people: A Cross-Sectional Study in Iran

Mostafa Bijani1, Aboubakr Jafarnejad2, Mohammad Rafi Bazrafshan3, Sanaz Atef1, Parisa Sabet Sarvestani4, Azizallah Dehghan
Clin Diabetol 2021;10(4):370-374.


Background: Diabetes is a chronic and widespread disease that is said to double by 2030. Diabetes can affect the quality of life of patients. the aim of this study was the health related quality of life in type 2 diabetic patients and healthy people. methods: This study analytical cross-sectional study was done on 200 diabetic patient and 200 healthy people in Fasa (Fars Province, Iran). The WHOQOL-BREF was used to collect data. Data were analyzed using independent t-tests, Spearman correlation coefficient, one-way analysis of variance and linear regression in SPSS 16 software. Results: The results of the study showed that the quality of life of diabetic patients in all dimensions except social dimension was significantly lower than healthy individuals (P˂0.001). Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that diabetes can reduce the quality of life of diabetics. And it is necessary to design interventions to increase the quality of life of diabetic patients.

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