ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES (MADHUMEHA)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Manisha Talekar *, Balkrishan Sevatkar, Rahul Dhanraj Ghuse
Abstract: Now-a-days there is an increasing predominance of chronic disorders and increasing number of people lives with chronic diseases that can adversely affect their HRQOL (Health related quality of life). Quality of life is very important in diabetic patients. The methods are to assess the Quality of life (QOL) in the patients of Madhumeha; a case-control study was carried on 600 individuals at OPD, IPD and Central Laboratory of NIA, Bombay wala hospital, Satellite hospital, NIA camp sites in Jaipur and its periphery. Out of 600 individuals, 300 were cases of Madhumeha (diabetics) and 300 were controls (non-diabetics). They were screened by laboratory investigations (FBS, PPBS and RBS) at the central laboratory of NIA and with the help of Glucometer for the knowledge of their blood sugar level. The quality of life in diabetic patients (cases) and non-diabetic patients (controls) were assessed using the Short Form Health-Related Quality-of-Life Questionnaire (SF-36). The Results are in this study, the mean of quality of life score in ‘physical functioning’, ‘role physical’, ‘vitality’, ‘role emotional’, ‘social functioning’, ‘mental health’ domains were significantly different between case and control groups except ‘bodily pain’ and ‘general health’ domains. The survey study concluded that Madhumeha (type 2 diabetes) hampers the QOL of patients as compared with general population. Thus, there is need of holistic care of a diabetic patient with equal importance to physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Keyword: Quality of life; Madhumeha; SF-36; Physical functioning, Bodily Pain