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Mazloomy S, Rezaeian M, Naghibzadeh Tahami A, Sadeghi R. Association between Health–Related Quality of Life and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetics of Sirjan City in 2015. JRUMS. 2017; 16 (1) :73-82
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PhD Candidate PhD Candidate in Health Education, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Association between Health–Related Quality of Life and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetics of Sirjan City in 2015

S.S. Mazloomy Mahmood Abad[1], M. Rezaeian[2], A. Naghibzadeh Tahami[3], R. Sadeghi[4]

Received: 04/09/2016      Sent for Revision: 19/10/2016      Received Revised Manuscript: 07/01/2017     Accepted: 21/01/2017

Background and Objective: Diabetes is a complex and chronic disease associated with patients’ quality of life. The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between health – related Quality of life and glycemic control in type 2 diabetics of Sirjan city.

Methods: This was a descriptive study and sample size was 100 diabetic patients in Sirjan city selected through simple random sampling. In this study, the questionnaire included two parts: demographic (7 items) and standard SF-36 (36-item short-form health survey questionnaire) quality of life questionnaire. Data was collected and analyzed by using descriptive indicators, Independent t-test, Pearson’s correlation, and chi-square test.

Results: Mean±S.D age of the participants was 51.92±11.53 years. Diabetic patients' quality of life score was 59.27±26.38 and the results showed a significant associations between physical function (r=0.68) and general health (r=0.63) with serum glucose (p<0.05); while there were no significant associations between scales of physical role, bodily pain, energy and vitality, emotional role, mental-spiritual health, and social functioning with serum glucose and HbA1c (p>0.05).

Conclusions: Diabetic patients' quality of life score was moderate. According to the results, there were a significant relationship between some quality of life scales and glycemic index; accordingly, it seems that better glycemic control in diabetic patients can increase their quality of life.

Key words: Quality of life, Type 2 diabetes, Glycemic control, Sirjan

Funding: This research was funded by Kerman University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Kerman University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Mazloomy Mahmood Abad SS, Rezaeian M, Naghibzadeh Tahami A, Sadeghi R. Association between Health–Related Quality of Life and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetics of Sirjan City in 2015. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(1): 74-82. [Farsi]

 

[1]- Prof., Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

[2]- Prof., Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical School, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

[3]- MSc in Epidemiology, Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

[4]- PhD Candidate in Health Education, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

 (Corresponding Author): Tel: (034) 42273410, Fax: (034) 42273410, E-mail: reza.sadeghi351@yahoo.com

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2016/09/5 | Accepted: 2017/01/21 | Published: 2017/05/1

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