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Quality of life and compliance among type 2 diabetic patients.
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PMID:  18564722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study was conducted to explore the quality of life (QOL) and compliance among type 2 diabetic patients in Saraburi Province, Thailand. Compliance was assessed by evaluating dietary intake and life style patterns useful for diabetes patients to maintain health and prevent complications of the disease. A multistage sampling technique was used for selecting patients from 2 districts (Wihan Daeng and Nong Don) and subjects were classified into 2 groups according to a quality of life (QOL) score (good = 70, poor to moderate = 94) using WHOQOL-BREF-THAI criteria. Data were collected from September to December 2007 using a self-administered questionnaire. Simple descriptive statistics were used to provide basic information about the two groups and for analytical purposes the chi-square test and multiple logistic regression were applied. The majority (78.7%) of study participants were females. Most patients belonged to the age groups of either > 50 years (50%) or 40-49 years (36.6%). Bivariate analysis revealed socio-demographic factors were not significantly associated with QOL (p > 0.05). As far as compliance was concerned dietary control and drug intake were significantly associated with QOL (p < 0.05). Multivariate analysis indicated that overall compliance was associated with QOL (OR = 1.91, 95% CI = 1.02-3.57). We conclude that good QOL is significantly related to good compliance. Therefore, diabetic patients should be made aware that following the suggestions to prevent side effects of the disease and trying to stay healthy despite suffering from the disease will significantly improve their QOL.
Wisit Chaveepojnkamjorn; Natchaporn Pichainarong; Frank-Peter Schelp; Udomsak Mahaweerawat
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-20     Completed Date:  2008-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
Interviews as Topic
Life Style
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Patient Compliance*
Quality of Life*

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