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Samadi N, Safavi M, Mahmoodi M. The Relationship Between Quality of Life and Self-Esteem in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Ardabil 2011: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2013; 12 (3) :251-256
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-1746-en.html
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  Background and Objectives: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease and a major global health problem. Individuals with this disorder commonly suffer from feelings of failure and despair. Therefore struggling with this illness and treatment procces affects their mental and social well-being. This study aimed to determine the relationship between self-esteem and quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes.

  Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional study was performed on 280 type 2 diabetes patients admitted to clinic of diabetes in Imam Khomeini Hospital at Ardebil, Iran in 2011. The questionnaires were composed of socio-demographic information, Farrell & Grant and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem questionnaires. The data were analyzed using SPSS and descriptive analysis, Chi-square test was used.

  Results: This study showed that 106 patients with type 2diabetes, (37.4%) had low self-esteem and 123 (43.9%) had low quality of life level. But the results of the chi-square test (P=0.001) and Pearson correlation (r=o.89) indicated that there was a significant statistical relationship between quality of life and self-esteem in these patients .

  Conclusion: Our study showed that quality of life and self-esteem have direct and positive relationships. It is suggested that whit educational programs and upgrading the quality of life for these patients, the level of self-esteem will increase and it can prevent the complications of low self- esteem such as lack of follow-up treatment, lack of blood sugar control and inadequate care in these patients.

  Key words: Quality of life, Self esteem, Diabetes mellitus


  Funding: This research was funded by Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran’s branch

  Conflict and interest: None declared.

  Ethical approved the study: The Ethics Committee of Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran’s branch approved the study.


  How to cite this article : N. Samadi, M. Safavi, M. Mahmoodi. The Relationship Between Quality of Life and Self-Esteem in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (A Short Report). J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2013 12(3): 251-56. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Short Report | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2013/05/25 | Accepted: 2013/06/17 | Published: 2013/06/17

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