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Background and Aim: Diabetes mellitus is a highly prevalent worldwide chronic disease with a well-known impact on quality of life (QoL). This study aims atassessingQoL in Egyptian type 2 diabetes patients and impact of health education intervention on QoL. Methods: An interventional study was carried out on 480 type 2 diabetics, aged 30-65 years, in Zagazig University hospital, Sharkia Governorate during the period from February 2016 to March 2017 using systematic random sampling. QoL was measured before and after health education usingWHOQoL-BREFinstrument (the Arabic version 1997). Results: 230 (47.9%) of the patients reported no comorbidities. Hypertension was the most frequent (31.3%) comorbidity. 45.5% of diabetic males were impotent. Although58.3% of the studied group had a score >50 in the physical domain of QoL, 60.4% had score < 50 in the psychological and social domain, and 58.3% had score < 50 in the environmental domain and total score of QoL.Age ≤ 50 years, duration of disease ≤ 10 years, and adequate knowledge were associated with higher total QoL (p=≤0.02). Significant improvement in physical, psychological domain and total QoL was found (p<0.05) after one year of health education intervention. Conclusion: A poor QoL was evident among type 2 diabetics in all its domains except the physical domain.The applied health education intervention message was an effective tool in improving QoL.
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[Ayman M.E.M. Sadek, Ahmad Maher, Ashraf Khalifa, Rehab S. Mahdy, Amira A. Fouad and Heba A. Fouad. (2017); IMPACT OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN EGYPTIAN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (5). 1850-1856] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/4320 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/4320
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