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Quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Mosul

Mohammad Yousif Almkhtar; Wafaa Abdul Aziz Mostafa

Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul, Volume 38, Issue 1, Pages 20-26
DOI: 10.33899/mmed.2012.50049

Background: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in developed and developing countries. Diabetes is known to strongly affect the health-related quality of life (HRQOL).
Objectives: To assess the quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and to determine the clinical and sociodemographic factors that affect the quality of life of these patients.
Patients and methods: This was a case series health center based study, the data for this research was taken from an MSc research during the data collectinon phase. A 300 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending AL-Wafaa Diabetic Centre in Mosul. The world health Organizations quality of life assessment (WHOQOL-BREEF), short version questionnaire was applied to assess quality of life after being modified and translated to local Arabic language.
Results: The overall QOL show that most of the respondents performed fairly well on the questionnaire used, 41% had good score, 46% had fair score and 13% had poor score. For physical activity domain 30% had poor score, for social domain 14% had poor score, for psychological and enviromental domains 23% had poor score.
Conclusion: This study supports previous reports that QOL of patients with diabetes mellitus was fairly good and D.M significantly affects physical health especially in females. Further community based cross sectional studies is recommended for measuring QOL in DM.

Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, quality of life.

Non-compliance to treatment among type 2diabetic men in Mosul: A case-control study

Waleed G.A. Al-Taee

Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 147-153
DOI: 10.33899/mmed.2009.8849

ABSTRACTContext: Non-compliance to treatment among diabetic patients is a world-wide problem and its underlying risk factors can be the subject of many studies in different localities.Objective: To identify risk factors for non-compliance to treatment plan among type 2 diabetic men attending Al-Wafaa Center for diabetes in Mosul City.Methods: A case-control study design has been adopted. A special questionnaire form has been prepared and filled in by the investigator for each patient (case and control) through direct interview with patients.Results: Study results revealed a significant association between non-compliance and socio-economic strata, duration of disease >10 years, number of tablets >2 daily, frequency of taking medication >2, poor patient satisfaction about health personnel, body mass index >30 and sedentary life style activities. On the other hand, an inverse association was found between non-compliance and urban place of residence, marriage, 10 and 20 school level of education, taking medical treatment without herbals and type A personality.Conclusion: The study concluded that health care professionals are in need to identify risky patients for non-compliance and recommends to use the counseling approach of communication before applying any individual patient management plan characteristics.Keywords: Type 2 diabetes, compliance, treatment.