Assessing Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program on Quality of Life among Young Diabetic Patients: Case of Klang Valley, Malaysia

Tan Teck-Hong; Binti Suhaimi, Farhana
May 2014
Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences;May2014, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p352
Academic Journal
Background: The recent National Health and Morbidity survey showed that the number of diabetics in Malaysia is increasingly rapidly and the disease is declaring more young Malaysians as among its victims. As a result, the Malaysian public and private health sectors are urged to conduct diabetes awareness and self-management programs to promote healthy living among diabetic patients. Objective: The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of satisfaction of diabetes education and selfmanagement programs on the quality of life of young diabetic patients. A total of 70 young diabetic patients were interviewed from the private hospital located in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Results: The results showed that program satisfaction is a significant contributor of physical and psychological well-being aspects of quality of life in young diabetic patients. However, program satisfaction does not show a significant relationship with social attribute of quality of life of diabetic patients. Conclusion: This study may contribute to the Diabetes Association to improve quality of life of young diabetic patients.


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