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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A descriptive study to assess the health-related quality of life among diabetic patients visiting medical out-patient department of selected health care facilities at District Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Priyanka Sharma and Deepika Thakur

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic lifelong disease one has to live with. The quality of life assessment is considered an important measure of outcome in long-term illness and management.
Objective: The objective of the study to assess the health-related quality of life among diabetic patients with determination of relationship between the domains and to determine the association between socio-demographic variables and health related quality of life.
Material and method: A quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was adopted to conduct study. The non- probability convenience sampling technique was used to select 150 diabetic patients visiting medical out-patient department of selected health care facilities. Modified quality of life instrument was used to assess the health-related quality of life among diabetic patients.
Result: All the study participants had good health related quality of life with mean percentage (68.345%), overall mean and SD score of health-related quality of life among subjects i.e. mean score ± S.D 136.69 ± 26.343. As the result of chi2 test, gender, age (in years), education, monthly income, dietary habit, physical activity, treatment had significant association (p ≤ 0.05) with health-related quality of life.
Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of the subjects (diabetic patients) had good health related quality of life. Role limitation had positive relationship with all the domains of health-related quality of life. Gender, age (in years), education, monthly income, dietary habit, physical activity and treatment were significantly associated with health-related quality of life.
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How to cite this article:
Priyanka Sharma, Deepika Thakur. A descriptive study to assess the health-related quality of life among diabetic patients visiting medical out-patient department of selected health care facilities at District Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2020;2(2):08-15. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2020.v2.i2a.38
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