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Negative effects of diabetes–related distress on health-related quality of life: an evaluation among the adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in three primary healthcare clinics in Malaysia

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Title
Negative effects of diabetes–related distress on health-related quality of life: an evaluation among the adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in three primary healthcare clinics in Malaysia
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12955-015-0384-4
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Boon-How Chew, Sherina Mohd-Sidik, Sazlina Shariff-Ghazali

Abstract

Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) often experienced change in life, altered self-esteem and increased feelings of uncertainty about the future that challenge their present existence and their perception of quality of life (QoL). There was a dearth of data on the association between diabetes-related distress (DRD) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study examined the determinants of HRQoL, in particular the association between DRD and HRQoL by taking into account the socio-demographic-clinical variables, including depressive symptoms (DS) in adult patients with T2D. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012-2013 in three public health clinics in Malaysia. The World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief (WHOQOL-BREF), 17-items Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS-17), and 9-items Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) were used to measure HRQoL, DRD and DS, respectively. The aim of this research was to examine the association between the socio-demographic-clinical variables and HRQoL as well as each of the WHOQOL-BREF domain score using multivariable regression analyses. The response rate was 93.1 % (700/752). The mean (SD) for age was 56.9 (10.18). The majority of the patients were female (52.8 %), Malay (53.1 %) and married (79.1 %). About 60 % of the patients had good overall HRQoL. The mean (SD) for Overall QoL, Physical QoL, Psychological QoL, Social Relationship QoL and Environmental QoL were 61.7 (9.86), 56.7 (10.64), 57.9 (11.73), 66.8 (15.01) and 65.3 (13.02), respectively. The mean (SD) for the total DDS-17 score was 37.1 (15.98), with 19.6 % (136/694) had moderate distress. DDS-17 had a negative association with HRQoL but religiosity had a positive influence on HRQoL (B ranged between 3.07 and 4.76). Women, especially younger Malays, who had diabetes for a shorter period of time experienced better HRQoL. However, patients who were not married, had dyslipidaemia, higher levels of total cholesterol and higher PHQ-9 scores had lower HRQoL. Macrovascular complications showed the largest negative effect on the overall HRQoL (adjusted B = -4.98, 95 % CI -8.56 to -1.40). The majority of primary care adult with T2D had good overall HRQoL. Furthermore, the independent determinants for HRQoL had also concurred with many past studies. In addition, the researchers found that DRD had negative effects on HRQoL, but religiosity had positive influence on HRQoL. Appropriate support such as primary care is needed for adult patients with T2D to improve their life and their HRQoL. NMRR-12-1167-14158.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Unknown 186 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 16%
Student > Bachelor 25 13%
Researcher 20 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 7%
Other 46 24%
Unknown 38 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 16%
Psychology 21 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 6%
Social Sciences 9 5%
Other 25 13%
Unknown 49 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 December 2015.
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#8,848,210
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Outputs from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#760
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#159,256
of 365,840 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#34
of 148 outputs
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