Australian Women Living with Diabetes: A Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life in Women with and without Type 2 Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304106
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Australian Women Living with Diabetes: A Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life in Women with and without Type 2 Diabetes
Author(s):
Anderson, Debra Jane; Xu, Qunyan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Debra J. Anderson, RN, BA, GDNS (ed), MN, PhD, dj.anderson@qut.edu.au; Qunyan Xu, RN PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

The primary aim of the study was to compare differences in health related quality of life in Australian women living with and without Diabetes Type 2. The secondary aim was to identify the relationship between modifiable risk factors, socio-demographics and health related quality of life in this cohort. 

Methods:

A cross sectional survey was conducted on a random sample of 176 Australian women selected from the electoral roll and community based Diabetes clinics. The questionnaires sought data on socio-demographics, body mass index (BMI), chronic health conditions, physical activity and health related quality of life.

Results:

The resulted revealed that Australian women living with Diabetes had a compromised health related quality of life, presenting higher numbers of unhealthy modifiable lifestyle factors and lower quality of life scores than women living without Diabetes. Modeling showed BMI and the number of chronic conditions to be important when comparing women living with Diabetes (βz = .35) to women living without Diabetes. For women living with Diabetes, the results revealed significantly lower scores for all of the eight measures of health related quality of life, than for women without diabetes. The physical health related quality of life for women living with diabetes was lower than that of women without Diabetes (r = -.255, p = .026), however interestingly there was no differences seen in their mental health.

Conclusion: Results of the current study revealed that women living with Diabetes have higher numbers of unhealthy modifiable lifestyle factors, and lower health related quality of life when compared to women without Type 2 diabetes. The study has application for programs promoting healthy living for women with Diabetes, and implies that those from low socio-economic status, with a high BMI and associated chronic conditions may need considerable support to improve their health related quality of life.

Keywords:
diabetes type 2; women's health; health promotion
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAustralian Women Living with Diabetes: A Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life in Women with and without Type 2 Diabetesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Debra Janeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorXu, Qunyanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDebra J. Anderson, RN, BA, GDNS (ed), MN, PhD, dj.anderson@qut.edu.au; Qunyan Xu, RN PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304106-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The primary aim of the study was to compare differences in health related quality of life in Australian women living with and without Diabetes Type 2. The secondary aim was to identify the relationship between modifiable risk factors, socio-demographics and health related quality of life in this cohort.  <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross sectional survey was conducted on a random sample of 176 Australian women selected from the electoral roll and community based Diabetes clinics. The questionnaires sought data on socio-demographics, body mass index (BMI), chronic health conditions, physical activity and health related quality of life. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The resulted revealed that Australian women living with Diabetes had a compromised health related quality of life, presenting higher numbers of unhealthy modifiable lifestyle factors and lower quality of life scores than women living without Diabetes. Modeling showed BMI and the number of chronic conditions to be important when comparing women living with Diabetes (βz = .35) to women living without Diabetes. For women living with Diabetes, the results revealed significantly lower scores for all of the eight measures of health related quality of life, than for women without diabetes. The physical health related quality of life for women living with diabetes was lower than that of women without Diabetes (<i>r</i> = -.255, <i>p</i> = .026), however interestingly there was no differences seen in their mental health. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Results of the current study revealed that women living with Diabetes have higher numbers of unhealthy modifiable lifestyle factors, and lower health related quality of life when compared to women without Type 2 diabetes. The study has application for programs promoting healthy living for women with Diabetes, and implies that those from low socio-economic status, with a high BMI and associated chronic conditions may need considerable support to improve their health related quality of life.en_GB
dc.subjectdiabetes type 2en_GB
dc.subjectwomen's healthen_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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