Factors Associated with Quality of Life and Glycemic Control in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patients in Sangkha Hospital, Surin Province, Thailand

    Published on:June 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2020; 12(2):149-152
    Original Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.30

    Panistaporn Khanthaboon1, Tanapron Kumbudda1, Pinmanee Poonsuk2, Chatmanee Taengthonglang2, Kritsanee Saramunee1, Wiraphol Phimarn1*

    1Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, THAILAND.

    2Pharmacist, Pharmacy Department, Sangkha Hospital, Surin, THAILAND.


    Objectives: This study aimed to measure (1) quality of life (QOL) and utility in diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 patients (2) factors associated the quality of life and (3) factors associated the glycemic control. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study. Samples were DM type 2 patients who attended diabetic outpatient clinic at Sangkha Hospital, Surin province between November 2017 and January 2018. QOL was prospectively assessed using the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire. Data was analyzed by descriptive and binary logistic regression. Results: The DM type 2 patients (n=158) were included in this study. The participants had an average QOL score in a high level. There were no factors associated with QOL. The factors associated with glycemic control were education level (OR=2.85; 95%CI: 1.17 – 6.98) and insulin therapy (OR=3.04; 95%CI: 1.10 – 8.35). Conclusion: There were no factors associated with QOL. Only education level and insulin therapy factors were associated with glycemic control.

    Key words: Diabetes Mellitus, Quality of life, Glycemic control, Factors, EQ-5D-5L.

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