Association between Diabetes Consequences and Quality of Life among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the Aseer Province of Saudi Arabia

Authors

  • Sultan M. Alshahrani Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA
  • Moferrah Alzahran Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA
  • Khaled Alakhali Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA; Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical sciences, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Easwaran Vigneshwaran Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA
  • Mir Javid Iqbal Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA
  • Noohu Abdulla Khan Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA
  • Abdullah Othman Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist and Director Aseer. Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, Aseer Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Yaser Al-Worafi Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, UAE
  • Sirajudeen S. Alavudeen Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha-KSA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.4107

Keywords:

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality of life, Diabetes mellitus, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health-care burden worldwide.

AIM: The aim of the study was to explore how the quality of life (QoL) of DM patients could be affected in the Aseer Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

METHODS: A cross-sectional, multicenter study in DM patients of both sexes and all age groups in Aseer Province were done using a validated self-administered questionnaire. The study was conducted between April 1, 2018 and November 25, 2018.

RESULTS: A total of 418 patients completed our questionnaire, of which 240 (58%) were male and 178 (42%) were female. Furthermore, 50.23% were married and 104 (24.16%) were illiterate. We found that 403 (96.42%) respondents had type-2 DM and 315 (75.35%) had a family history of DM. In addition, 132 (31.57%) respondents were on monotherapy whereas only 61 (14.59%) were using combination therapy. Hypertension was the most prevalent comorbidity (166, 39.71%) and peripheral neuropathy the most prevalent complication of DM (157, 37.56%).

CONCLUSION: DM had a significant impact on QoL among patients from Aseer Province in KSA. Our study underscores the importance of generating data on QoL among DM patients.

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2020-05-30

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Alshahrani SM, Alzahran M, Alakhali K, Vigneshwaran E, Iqbal MJ, Khan NA, Othman A, Al-Worafi Y, Alavudeen SS. Association between Diabetes Consequences and Quality of Life among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the Aseer Province of Saudi Arabia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 May 30 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];8(E):325-30. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/4107

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