Volume 11, Number 3 (yafteh 2009)                   yafte 2009, 11(3): 125-133 | Back to browse issues page

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Chronic diseases like diabetes are incurable diseases witch can be controlled and the patients are always exposed to stressful physical, mental, and social factors, so this study aims at determining the quality of life in the diabetes patients and assessing its different dimensions. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was done in 2008, statistical society was all patients with diabetes in khoramabad who referred to hospital to cure their diseases, of them 150 cases were selected using simple random sampling and then data was gathered by a self-fulfilling questionnaire made of two sections the demographic and the quality of life. The quality of life included three parts: physical, mental and social dimension. To credit questionnaire the contents credit and external credit type were used and to determine constancy, Kern Bach α coefficient was used. Based on the obtained score, the quality of life for patients was divided into two parts, non-optimal (points below 54) and optimal (=54 or more than it). Results: The results revealed that the quality of life was non- optimal in 58. 3% of the cases and optimal in 41. 7% of the cases, While 79. 9% of the cases in physical dimension and 71. 5% of them in mental dimension had non- optimal quality of life, although 80. 6% of the cases had optimal quality of life in social dimension. In addition, age, sex, marital status, career, education and the duration of the diabetes had statistically significant relation with the quality of life. Conclusion: Regarding the fact that half of the patients had non- optimal quality of life in physical and mental dimensions, it is recommended that the authorities take advisory, educational, material activities to improve patients’ quality of life.
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Received: 2010/03/10 | Accepted: 2017/06/7 | Published: 2017/06/7