A Study on Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life in Diabetic PatientsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Nikitha Awale;
Page : 350-351
Keywords : Quality of life; clinical pharmacist; micro-macro vascular complications;
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder that has been recognised by the Indian government as a major public health problem with far reaching consequences. Every diabetic patient?s life is unique. Many cannot effectively control their disease but all patients are unanimous in their opinion that diabetes has had a huge impact on their lives. They feel psychologically overwhelmed by the numerous rules that the disease requires them to follow. An added burden for them is the micro- and macro-vascular complications associated with both short-term and long-term diabetes management. Assessing the quality of life (QoL) of patients is very difficult, due to the fact that each individual has their own subjective view on their physical, emotional and social well-being. This subjective opinion includes a cognitive element satisfaction; as well as emotional component happiness. A declining QoLand depression can strongly influence a patient?s commitment towards controlling their disease. This was a prospective survey based study conducted for a period of 4 months to assess the quality of life of patients with diabetes, surveyed in a location of Mahaveer hospital, vikarabad by using a health related quality of life general questionnaire that is SF-36. Hence this study demonstrated that the diabetic patient has different quality of life in different domains due to various reasons. Clinical Pharmacist identifies the reasons and prevents to improve the quality of life.
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