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Effect of education level on diabetes control and quality of life in insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients

Anna Korzon-Burakowska, Krystyna Adamska, Anna Skuratowicz-Kubica, Maria Jaworska, Ewa Świerblewska, Katarzyna Kunicka
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(2):46-53.

open access

Vol 11, No 2 (2010): Practical Diabetology
Original articles (submitted)
Published online: 2010-06-23

Abstract

BACKGROUND. The aim of the study was to evaluate how health education by the experienced nurseeducator affects quality of life and metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The studied group consisted of 53 insulin treated diabetic patients who had never before undergone structured education. The mean diabetes duration in the group was ± 9.5 years and the mean duration of insulin treatment ± 4 years and 4 months. 32 women aged from 36 to 72 years and 21 men aged between 33 and 70 were included in the study. Mean age in the control group was ± 58.4 years. The quality of life in the group was studied twice: before the education and three months later. A diagnostic poll method with the use of questionnaire was used in the study. For patient’s estimation of their own health authors used following tools: 1) A Multidimensional Health Scale of Control Location (MHCL) Questionnaire, version of B. K.A. Wallston, B.S. Wallston, R. DeVelisa - adapted by Z. Juczyński; 2) Health Behaviour Questionnaire by M. Komasińska-Moller; 3) author’s own questionnaire for educational preferences and glycaemia estimation.
RESULTS. Significant differences were observed with respect to fasting glycaemia, cooperation with the doctor and the sense of inner control in the group of patients who have undergone structural education.
CONCLUSIONS. Structural education has positive influence on patients diabetes control as measured by fasting glycaemia as well as on patients cooperation and quality of life which in trun may affect diabetes control.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 2: 46-53)

Abstract

BACKGROUND. The aim of the study was to evaluate how health education by the experienced nurseeducator affects quality of life and metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The studied group consisted of 53 insulin treated diabetic patients who had never before undergone structured education. The mean diabetes duration in the group was ± 9.5 years and the mean duration of insulin treatment ± 4 years and 4 months. 32 women aged from 36 to 72 years and 21 men aged between 33 and 70 were included in the study. Mean age in the control group was ± 58.4 years. The quality of life in the group was studied twice: before the education and three months later. A diagnostic poll method with the use of questionnaire was used in the study. For patient’s estimation of their own health authors used following tools: 1) A Multidimensional Health Scale of Control Location (MHCL) Questionnaire, version of B. K.A. Wallston, B.S. Wallston, R. DeVelisa - adapted by Z. Juczyński; 2) Health Behaviour Questionnaire by M. Komasińska-Moller; 3) author’s own questionnaire for educational preferences and glycaemia estimation.
RESULTS. Significant differences were observed with respect to fasting glycaemia, cooperation with the doctor and the sense of inner control in the group of patients who have undergone structural education.
CONCLUSIONS. Structural education has positive influence on patients diabetes control as measured by fasting glycaemia as well as on patients cooperation and quality of life which in trun may affect diabetes control.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 2: 46-53)
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Keywords

type 2 diabetes; diabetes control; education; quality of life

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Title

Effect of education level on diabetes control and quality of life in insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 11, No 2 (2010): Practical Diabetology

Pages

46-53

Published online

2010-06-23

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(2):46-53.

Keywords

type 2 diabetes
diabetes control
education
quality of life

Authors

Anna Korzon-Burakowska
Krystyna Adamska
Anna Skuratowicz-Kubica
Maria Jaworska
Ewa Świerblewska
Katarzyna Kunicka

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