Quality of life in the elderly with diabetes mellitus


  • จินตนา สุวิทวัส
  • เนตรชนก แก้วจันทา


quality of life, elderly, diabetes mellitus


The purpose of this study was to assessthe quality of life of the elderly attending in diabeticclinic, PCU Nonmuange and to determine therelationships between demographic, socio-economic,health factors and quality of life of these people.The subjects of this study were 76 elderly with diabetesmellitus, selected by simple random samplingtechnique. Research struments used for collectingdata were a interviews which were developed by theresearcher to gather data related to  demographic,socio-economic, health factors and quality of lifeof the elderly. Statistical methods used to analyzedata were the percentage, mean, standard deviationand Chi-square tests. The  results showed thatthe quality of life of the elderly was in the good level.There was significant relationship betweencomplication from diabetes mellitus and quality oflife of the elderly.(p-value=0.03). According tothis study, we recommend that nurse should advisethe elderly with diabetes mellitus about their diseasefor protect complication and good quality of life.


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สุวิทวัส จ, แก้วจันทา เ. Quality of life in the elderly with diabetes mellitus. JNSH [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 16 [cited 2022 Dec. 3];32(3):29-38. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/859