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Assessment of Illness perception in the patients with diabetes mellitus and its association with control of blood sugar in the patients referring to Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj city
Fahimeh Valipoor 1, Farzin Rezaei Dr * 2
1- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , frrezaie@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Illness perception affects patients' behavior, compliance, self-management and consequences of the disease. The aim of this study was to determine the illness perception and its relation to treatment response in the patients with diabetes mellitus in Tohid Hospital. Material and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 200 diabetic patients were randomly selected. The illness perception data were obtained using IPQ questionnaire, and other variables including HbA1C were extracted from the patients' records. Collected data were entered into SPSS software and analyzed by means of Mann-Whitney U and Spearman correlation coefficient statistical tests. p<0.05 was considered significant. Results: 39 patients (19.5%) were male and 161 (80.5%) were female, with a mean age and standard deviation (SD) of 12.83 ± 53.25. Mean value of the patients' blood sugar was 7.6 ± 1.6 mg dl. 46.6% of the patients had perception of disease duration and 62% of patients had good control of blood sugar level. Gender and illness perception showed no relationship (p> 0.05). But a relationship was found between illness perception and blood sugar levels (p<0.01). Conclusion: This study indicated a significant relationship between illness perception and control of blood sugar. Therefore it is necessary to improve illness perception by education and consultation which results in better control of blood sugar by the patients and decreased complications of diabetes mellitus. Conflict of Interest: Nil Received: Jun 3, 2012 Accepted: Feb 27, 2013
Keywords: Illness perception, Diabetes, Blood sugar control
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Received: 2013/06/18
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Valipoor F, Rezaei F. Assessment of Illness perception in the patients with diabetes mellitus and its association with control of blood sugar in the patients referring to Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj city. SJKU. 2013; 18 (2) :9-17
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Volume 18, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan Universiy of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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