This study evaluated the association between quality of life and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) status, and whether this association differs between Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites.
Between 1986 and 1989, cross-sectional data on perceived quality of life (PQOL) were collected from 223 persons with NIDDM and 753 non-diabetic subjects.
After adjustment, persons with NIDDM rated their PQOL significantly lower than did control subjects.
The relationship of diabetes and PQOL did not differ by ethnicity.
The number of complications of diabetes was not associated with lower PQOL scores.
Control and treatment strategies should reflect an understanding of the impact that diabetes has on social functioning, leisure activities, and physical and mental health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète non insulinodépendant, Qualité vie, Autoperception, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Ethnie, Caucasoïde, Espagnol, Endocrinopathie, Perception sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non insulin dependent diabetes, Quality of life, Self perception, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America, Ethnic group, Caucasoid, Spanish, Endocrinopathy, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0413857
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 25/01/1999.