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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction: Diabetes can have negative effects on public health, physical function, and
development of complications, psychological condition, and individual, family, and social
communication. Quality of life has been accepted as an effective aspect of patient care. Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 231 patients with diabetes
mellitus type 2 who visited the Sabzevar Diabetes Center. Subjects were enrolled in the study
using simple random sampling and the SF-36 questionnaire was filled for each subject. After
collection and classification, data was analyzed with descriptive statistics and analytical tests
using the SPSS software. Results: The average age of the subjects was 53 years and the average duration of illness was
7 years. The average general health score was below 4 (on a scale of 0-8) in 75% of subjects.
The general health score had an inverse relationship with number of children and a direct
relationship with education level (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Ambulation problems and physical and psychological difficulties were observed
more frequently in women than in men, whilst social difficulties were observed more
frequently in men. Education can play a big role in reducing the difficulties.