Background/aim: Quality of life is an important health-related factor that has an impact on all health interventions. The aim of the study was to assess psychosocial outcomes in people with diabetes Materials and methods: A total of 142 people with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a specialist diabetes center. The validated Urdu version of the WHO-5 Well-Being Index was administered for easy understanding of the quality of life of the regional population. Results: The 142 adult participants with diabetes were recruited from a specialist diabetes clinic. The rate of likely depression (WHO-5 score of <28) was 16.9%. Neuropathy was found to have a negative impact on the quality of life in people with diabetes (P 6lt; 0.001). Conclusion: People with complications of diabetes like neuropathy may experience worsening quality of life. It is advised to incorporate the WHO-5 into annual patient reviews as a measure of emotional well-being to drive changes that improve outcomes for people with diabetes.
Quality of life, well-being, diabetes, Pakistan
YOUNIS, BILAL BIN; ARSHAD, ROZINA; YOUSUF, HAROON; SALMAN, FATIMA; MASOOD, JUNAID; and KHURSHID, SAIMA
"Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on quality of life in people with diabetespresenting to a specialist diabetes clinic,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 47:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol47/iss1/18