TITLE

Mjerenje kvalitete života bolesnika sa Diabetes mellitus -- om po smjernicama Porodične medicine

AUTHOR(S)
Imširović, Bilal; Mašić, Izet
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Acta Informatica Medica;2006, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: the last twenty years marked important development in research on quality of life. is there quality to life? There are two answers. quality of life is an individual category for every person. Individual assessment includes a variety of characteristics that can describe individual vision on life quality. Quality of life involves a vast array of physical and psychological factors, and/or limitations that describe functional ability of an individual as well as the level of satisfaction as a result. Measuring quality of life gives possibility to calculate effective treatments in clinical research, with regards to comparing effects of medical treatments in different stages or different illnesses. Goals: goal of this research was collecting data regarding quality of life in individuals with diabetes, more specifically, research on quality of life in individuals with diabetes from the aspect of medical, psychological, social and economical point of view -- Tran cultural population. Materials and methods: Research was conducted between April 15, 2006. and May 3, 2006. In dispensary of family medicine, Hospital of Olovo. 50 individuals with diabetes completed anonymous questionnaires that consisted of five different question categories. Results and discussion: out of the total number of patients that participated in this research, 21 patient confirmed existence of illness in their family members, 20 patients were not sure if there is diabetes existence in their families, which brought us to conclusion that there is a hereditary predisposition for diabetes. 40 patients (80%) confirmed that they visit their physician regularly, however this could not be confirmed in medical documentation. 28% of patients stated that they do not have high blood pressure as complication related to the illness, nephro and neurophaty, or vision problems, while 62% confirmed that they do have one or more of the listed complications. However, after reviewing indicators of family medicine it can be concluded with certainty that majority of surveyed individuals has majority of listed complications. 40 patients (80%) praised the new patient guidance of the family medicine. However, not many are satisfied with financial status. 72% of patients stated that they have some or many financial problems. Financing medical treatments create many problems. It can be explained by the difficult financial situation in the country, and with the fact that patients with diabetes have many added health issues as a result of their condition, as well as the need for the hygienically diet, which all adds to the price of the medical treatment. Conclusion: global evaluation of monitoring diabetes, according to the proposed doctrine of leading Diabetes Mellitus in family medicine institutions, as well as the quality of life of these patients is UNSATISFACTORY.
ACCESSION #
24120246

 

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