Factors relating to the Quality of Life of the Diabetic Patients at Ban Chiang Kruea Pho Chai Health Promoting Hospital Chiang Kruea Sub district Muang District Sakon Nakorn Province.

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ศรีบุศย์ ศรีไชยจรูญพงศ์
ธวัชชัย อินทะสร้อย
อภิญญา เพชรวิสัย

Abstract

This cross- sectional descriptive research was aimed to study level of quality of life of the diabetic patients and its related factors. The studied sample consisted of 106 patients residing in service area of Tambon Chiang Kruea Pho Chai Health Promoting Hospital, Amphoe Mueang of Sakon Nakorn province. They were obtained through systematic random sampling method from the list of patient’s data base at the hospital. Data was collected by using the “quality of life, WHOQOL -BREF – THAI 26” questionnaires and then was analyzed by using statistical program for descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation coefficient for analyzing the related factors. Statistical significant level was set at p<.05.  


It was found that majority of the sample was females (62.6%) with  aged  between 51-60 years (29.9%), monthly income less than 5,000 Baht (83.2%), agriculture occupation ( 40.2%), finished primary education (85.0%), no diabetic complication (35.5%), normal limit of blood sugar at the last   test ( below 125mg/dl) ( 72.9%)  and less than 5 years of having diabetes ( 66.4%).  Majority ( 65.1 %) of the sample had moderate level of the quality of life.  When considering into each dimension of the quality of life at good level, the dimension of psychological health and environment were found highest percentage equally (46.2 %) , followed respectively by the dimension of social interaction and physical health  . The social dimension of quality of life at bad level was found highest percentage (15.1%).


               There were two factors having negative association with quality of life: age and length of suffering from diabetes. Age was found having slightly negative correlation with quality of life of the diabetes with statistical significance (r = -0.197, p - value = 0.043). While the length of suffering from diabetes was found having moderately negative correlation with quality of life of the diabetes with statistical significance (r = -0.371, p - value = <0.001).   Other variables were not found having any correlation with statistical significance.

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ศรีไชยจรูญพงศ์ศ, อินทะสร้อยธ, เพชรวิสัยอ. Factors relating to the Quality of Life of the Diabetic Patients at Ban Chiang Kruea Pho Chai Health Promoting Hospital Chiang Kruea Sub district Muang District Sakon Nakorn Province. jdpc7kk [Internet]. 2018Dec.27 [cited 2020Jun.6];23(3):23-. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jdpc7kk/article/view/163328
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