:: Volume 16, Issue 6 (Iranian South Medical Journal 2014) ::
Iran South Med J 2014, 16(6): 428-435 Back to browse issues page
Individual and Environmental determinants of Health Related Quality of Life in Iranian patients with type II diabetes
Maryam Hadipour 1, Farid Abolhasani 2, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani * 3, Sana Eybpoosh 1
1- Research Center for Modeling in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IRAN
2- Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, IRAN
3- Students Research Committee, School of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IRAN , h.molavi@kmu.ac.ir
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Abstract Background: In recent two past decades prevalence of Type II diabetes has increased dramatically. Despite its financial costs, one of its consequence outcomes is decreasing quality of life of Diabetic patients. So it seems to be more useful to evaluate the influential personal and also environmental factors on patient’s quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess effects of personal and environmental factors on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of Iranian type II diabetic patients. Material and Methods: We worked on some parts of data form a national cross sectional study conducted in 2006. Sampling technique was random cluster sampling. Data collection method was face to face interview based on EQ-5D questionnaire. Interview form, also measured personal factors include: gender, age, duration of diseases from diagnosis, educational and family economic status. We collected our environmental factors such as literacy rate, urbanization rate, number of medical clinics and endocrinologists from latest national census, 1385. For data analysis we used multilevel regression analysis by Ml-win software. Results: Available data were analyses for 3472 diabetic patients. Gender, age, duration of disease, economic status and educational level in personal level and urbanization rate as an environmental factor were statistically significant factors in relation with health related quality of life. Conclusion: Based on study results, gender, and age, duration of illness, family economic and educational status of patients and the rate of urbanization affect on the HRQoL of type II diabetic patients.

Keywords: health related quality of life, diabetes mellitus type II, multilevel regression model, Iran
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/17 | Accepted: 2013/12/17 | Published: 2013/12/17

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