Quality of Life and Level of Hemoglobin A1c Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Suwannee Sroisong
Angkhana Rueankon
Panthiracha Fuongtong
Kunnaya Kaewtankham

Abstract

The aim of this descriptive research was to study the relationship between Quality of Life - QOL - and the eve of Hemoglobin A1c - HbA1c. Using purposive sampling, the sample size was 343 patients withType 2 Diabetes Mellitus--T2DM who were receiving medical services in DM--Diabters Mellitus  clinic at the out-patient department at Amphorae Hospital.  Data were collected by using the following questionnaires: Socio-demographic data, Health profiles and, The Diabetes Quality of Life Questionnaire, which had a reliability of the Alpha Cronbach’s coefficient of .85. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation Coefficients. The results showed that the overall score of QOL was high (M=5.01, SD.=1.34). Relationship between QOL of T2DM patients and HbA1c levels revealed a negative correlation and significant level (r= .156, p=.004). In conclusion, the study led to understandings about poorer glycemic control related to health problems and comorbidity and low quality of life for patients with T2DM.


 

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Suwannee Sroisong, Boromarajonani, College of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj

Department of Adult and Eldery Nursing

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