ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN DIABETES MELLITUS AND ASSOCIATION OF COMPLICATIONS USING EQ-5D SCALE
*Dr. E. Pavan Kumar, Dr. V. Sreedhar, A. Lavanya, K. Vinitha and B. Prashanthi
Introduction: “Diabetes” is a group of metabolic diseases categorized by hyperglycaemia principally from defect in pancreatic phrase, insulin along with or both. Aim: AIM of the study is to describe how diabetes and its complications influence the health related quality of life of individuals using the individual EQ-5D dimensions. Objective: The objective of the study is to measure the health related quality of life of diabetes mellitus patients and its complications using the Indian version of EQ-5D and examined the relationship between clinical condition and health.
Study Design: Observational study
Study Period: 6months
Study Site: Government general hospital, Anantapuramu
Sample Size: During the study period of 6 months the total sample size was 200.
Inclusion Criteria: Diabetes mellitus patients, pregnant women.
Exclusion Criteria: Lactating mothers
Results: In our study out of 200 patients, 123 patients are identified as male patients and 77 patients are female. In 200 sample size 150 patients are suffering with complications. Discussion: In this study with diabetic related complications has reduced Health related quality of life. In the present study, it was found that the major complications seen in male and female diabetic patients are stroke, Hypertension, coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease, cirrhosis of liver. Conclusion: In this study of individuals with diabetes and associating complications with EQ-5Dscore. It was found that strong determinants of reduced Health related quality of life were HTN, stroke, CAD, CKD and cirrhosis of liver.
Keywords: HTN: Hypertension CAD: Coronary artery disease CKD: Chronic kidney disease
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