Impact of comorbidity on health-related quality of life among type 2 diabetic patients in primary care.

Impact of comorbidity on health-related quality of life among type 2 diabetic patients in primary care. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2020 Apr 06;21:e9 Authors: Pati S, Pati S, Akker MVD, Schellevis FFG, Jena S, Burgers JS Abstract BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important outcome for chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus that is associated with complications, comorbidities, and lifelong care. OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to explore the impact of comorbidities on the different dimensions of HRQL among type 2 diabetic patients attending primary care. METHODS: A total of 912 type 2 diabetic patients attending primary care centers in India were assessed using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire - Diabetes Comorbidity Evaluation Tool in Primary Care. The HRQL was measured by physical and mental health summary scores [physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS)] of the Short Form Health Survey 12. The associations of sociodemographic variables and clinical variables with PCS and MCS were assessed, and a minimal difference of 5 in the scores (on a scale of 0-100) was kept as clinically relevant difference for this study. Mean differences in mental (MCS) and physical (PCS) scores of quality of life by number and type of comorbid conditions in type 2 diabetic patients were calculated. RESULT: The presence of comorbid conditions was associated with lower scores of PCS and MCS (P
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