Cognition and Quality of Life in Patients with Type-2 Diabetes
Keywords:Type-2 diabetes, cognition, quality of life
The present study was undertaken to observe the cognition and quality of life in type-2 diabetic patients. The
study included thirty type 2 diabetic patients and thirty age and gender matched healthy participants. The
following criteria were used in the selection of cases. Spatial and verbal memory test was used to assess the
cognition functions of the participants. Quality of life was assessed by using WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire
which is standardized questionnaire by World Health Organization. There was significant decrease in the
spatial memory scores in the diabetic participants when compared with healthy individuals (P<0.001). Verbal
memory scores in the cases were significantly lower in the diabetic participants when compared with healthy
individuals (P<0.01). The four domains of the quality of life that is physical health, psychological, social
relationships and environmental scores were significantly lower in the diabetic participants when compared
with healthy individuals (P<0.001).There was a significant decrease in the cognitive functions and quality
of lifein the patients with type 2 diabetes when compared with healthy individuals. We recommend further
detailed studies in this area to plan and develop better management methods for the benefit of diabetic
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