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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 396-399

Quality of life of a patient with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional study in Rural South India

1 Department of Family Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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K Manjunath
Department of Family Medicine, Community Health and Development, Community Health Training Centre, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 009, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.148124

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Background: With a high prevalence of diabetes in India, there is a need to study the impact of this disease on the quality of life (QoL) of the patients. Materials and Methods: This facility-based cross-sectional study assessed the QoL of patients attending the diabetic clinic using the World Health Organization (WHO) QoL BREF instrument in Tamil Nadu. The QoL was analyzed domain-wise and various socio-demographic factors affecting the QoL were studied. Results: The mean total score of the QoL scale was 58.05 (95% CI, 22.18-93.88). Domain-wise, 63% had good physical, 69% had good psychological, 27% had good social and 85% had good environmental QoL scores. Males, currently married and those with BMI more than 25 had a statistically significantly better QoL compared to their counterparts. Conclusions: Diabetes does impair the QoL of patients but not to a great extent. There is a need to specifically target and improve the QoL of women, widowed and separated, and non-obese diabetics who are at risk of a poor QoL. QoL assessment should be routinely practiced in diabetic clinics.

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