Revista médica de Chile
versão ISSN 0034-9887
URZUA M, Alfonso; CHIRINO, Alejandra e VALLADARES, Geraldine. Health related quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.3, pp. 313-320. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872011000300005.
Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus may affect profoundly the quality oflife of patients. Aim: To assess health related quality oflife among patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Material ana Methods: The Diabetes Quality ofLife (DQOL) questionnaire was applied to 296patients with diabetes mellitus aged 63 ± lOyears (201 women) seen in primary health care centers. Results: The concern about the future effects of diabetes was the worst evaluated domain. Women perceived a lower health related quality oflife than men. There was an inverse correlation between age and satisfaction with treatment, concern about vocational, social and future effects of the disease. Conclusions: Type 2 diabetes affects health related quality of life, especially in some specific domains such as perception of the future.
Palavras-chave : Diabetes mellitus; type 2; Quality oflife; Questionnaires.