Health-related Quality of life and self-care management among patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151100
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Presentation
Title:
Health-related Quality of life and self-care management among patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Abstract:
Health-related Quality of life and self-care management among patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Pranee Lundberg, PhD, RN and Supichaya Wangpitipanit, MSN, RN
[Research Presentation] The aim of this study was to assess the level of health-related quality of life (HRQOL)áand self-care management among patients with diabetes type 2. A descriptive method was used to investigate HRQOL and self-care management in diabetes type 2 patients at Phutthamonthon Hospital, Nakhon Prathom Province between October and November, 2006. A convenient sample of 79 patients with diabetes type 2 participated and interviewed by a questionnaire which consisted of three parts; demographic data, HRQOL using the SF-36-scale consisted of eight items and self-care management. The mean score of patients showed for physical functioning, 70.9; role limitations due to physical health, 63.7; role limitations due to emotional problems, 77.8; energy/fatigue, 65.6; emotional well being, 71.9; Social functioning 78.2; pain, 67.9; and general health, 54.1. Almost all patients 98.7% (n=78) had done something to improve their diabetes such as physical exercise, 86.1%; controlling diet, 75.9%; controlling their body weight, 77.2%; reduced their intake of fat and sugar, 74.7%; controlling consumption of alcohol, 81.0%; and reduced their cigarette consumption 36.7%; taken medicine for diabetes, 97.5%; and had regular appointments with a doctor or nurse, 96.2%. Almost all (98.7%) of the diabetes patients had their blood glucose measured less than three months ago. Their last mean value of the blood glucose was measured to155 mg/dL. The prevalence of complications caused by diabetes showed that 57% of the patients had reduced circulation in hands and feet, 36.7% had hypertension, 55.7% had reduced sexual function, 13.9% had diabetes ulcer. Almost all patients had a good level of HRQOL and self-care management. This indicates that the patients should be provided with continuing adequate information in how to manage their illness for a successful HRQOL and self-care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth-related Quality of life and self-care management among patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151100-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health-related Quality of life and self-care management among patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sthrakul@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pranee Lundberg, PhD, RN and Supichaya Wangpitipanit, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The aim of this study was to assess the level of health-related quality of life (HRQOL)&aacute;and self-care management among patients with diabetes type 2. A descriptive method was used to investigate HRQOL and self-care management in diabetes type 2 patients at Phutthamonthon Hospital, Nakhon Prathom Province between October and November, 2006. A convenient sample of 79 patients with diabetes type 2 participated and interviewed by a questionnaire which consisted of three parts; demographic data, HRQOL using the SF-36-scale consisted of eight items and self-care management. The mean score of patients showed for physical functioning, 70.9; role limitations due to physical health, 63.7; role limitations due to emotional problems, 77.8; energy/fatigue, 65.6; emotional well being, 71.9; Social functioning 78.2; pain, 67.9; and general health, 54.1. Almost all patients 98.7% (n=78) had done something to improve their diabetes such as physical exercise, 86.1%; controlling diet, 75.9%; controlling their body weight, 77.2%; reduced their intake of fat and sugar, 74.7%; controlling consumption of alcohol, 81.0%; and reduced their cigarette consumption 36.7%; taken medicine for diabetes, 97.5%; and had regular appointments with a doctor or nurse, 96.2%. Almost all (98.7%) of the diabetes patients had their blood glucose measured less than three months ago. Their last mean value of the blood glucose was measured to155 mg/dL. The prevalence of complications caused by diabetes showed that 57% of the patients had reduced circulation in hands and feet, 36.7% had hypertension, 55.7% had reduced sexual function, 13.9% had diabetes ulcer. Almost all patients had a good level of HRQOL and self-care management. This indicates that the patients should be provided with continuing adequate information in how to manage their illness for a successful HRQOL and self-care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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