Evaluation of Quality of Life in Diabetic Population with and without Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Poly Neuropathy, Quality of Life, WHOQOL-BREF
Background: Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose, which
leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. The complications
of the Diabetes such as Diabetic Poly Neuropathy impacts the patient’s Quality of Life, later may result in
Methods: A total of 260 samples were taken and divided into 3 groups, Diabetes with DPN (G1), Isolated
DM (G2), and Controls (G3) with 65, 65 and 130 samples respectively. They were assessed for Quality
of Life with WHOQOL-BREF Questionnaire. Data were collected and taken for analysis. The overall
WHOQOL-BREF scores of the three groups were 83.86 ±5.93, 92 ±6.75 and 98.33 ±0.94 respectively.
There was a significant statistical difference in WHOQOL-BREF in G1, G2 and G3 (p=0.000), but there
was no significant statistical difference in WHOQOL-BREF in between G2 and G3 (p=0.847) in domain 2.
Conclusion: The findings in this study showed that the Quality of Life is reduced in patients with Diabetes
mellitus with and without Diabetic Poly Neuropathy when compared with Controls without any metabolic
disorders including Diabetes and without any types of associated Poly Neuropathy.
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