Quality of Life and Associated Psychosocial Factors of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Patients in somdejphraputthalertla Hospital, Samutsongkram Province

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Jinnapat Theera-apisakkul
Peeraphon Lueboonthavatchai

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Objectives: To identity the quality of life and associated psychosocial factors of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. Psychosocial factors included anxiety, depression, family
relationship and functioning and problem and conflict solving.
Method: Three hundred ninety-five non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients, aged above 18 years old from the Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Clinic of the Outpatient Department, Somdejphraputthalertla
Hospital, Samutsongkram Province, were recruited during September to October 2008. All samples completed five questionnaires; 1) Demographic data and history form 2) World Health Organization
Quality of Life Brief - Thai Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF-THAI) 3) Thai Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (Thai HADS) 4) Family Relationship and Functioning Questionnaire 5) Problem
and Conflict Solving Questionnaire. The association between psychosocial, demographic and clinical factors and quality of life was analyzed by chi-square test. Logistic regression was performed to identify the risk factors of patientsû quality of life.
Results: Most of the NIDDM patients (86.8%) had moderate level of quality of life. Factors associated with their quality of life were anxiety, depression, family relationship and functioning, problem and
conflict solving, occupation, sex, age, education, occupation, income, duration of illness, presence of disturbing symptoms and complications. According to logistic regression analysis, the significant factors of good quality of life were absence of anxiety, good family relationship and functioning, good problem and conflict solving, above primary school education and absence of fatigue.
Conclusion: Most of the NIDDM patients (86.8%) had moderate level of quality of life. The psychosocial factors were highly associated with quality of life in NIDDM patients. To promote patientsû adaptive coping skills, enchang their good family functioning, and lessening their anxiety symptoms will lead to the improvement in their quality of life.

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Theera-apisakkul, J., & Lueboonthavatchai, P. (2013). Quality of Life and Associated Psychosocial Factors of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Patients in somdejphraputthalertla Hospital, Samutsongkram Province. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 54(2), 185–196. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/7653
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Jinnapat Theera-apisakkul, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.

Peeraphon Lueboonthavatchai

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