TITLE

AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE DE VIDA DE PORTADORES DE DIABETES MELLITUS TIPO 2

AUTHOR(S)
de Oliveira Ara£jo, Karine; do Nascimento Andrade, Ankilma; Sampaio Costa, Tarciana; Aparecida de Freitas, Maria; Paulino do Nascimento, Maria M“nica; Nunes da Silva, Edineide
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;set2013, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p5583
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to assess the quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: this is an exploratory-descriptive research, quantitative, carried out after the approval by the Research Ethics Committee of Faculdades Integradas de Patos, under the Protocol 165/2011. The study population consisted of 20 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, enrolled in the Family Health Strategy; the sample comprised 100% of these patients. Results: 100% of respondents live in the urban zone and 65% are women. As for knowledge on the disease, 100% reported to have some knowledge; 85% follow the diet indicated by the health professional; 90% use medication in the correct way; and 50% reported having a good quality of life. Conclusion: type 2 diabetes mellitus is regarded as a major public health problem, due to its high frequency among the population, as well as its complications, mortality, high financial and social costs involved in treatment, and the significant deterioration in quality of life.
ACCESSION #
90503278

 

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