Illness acceptance, diabetes specific distress and quality of life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Objective: The objective of the current study was to investigate association between illness acceptance, diabetes specific distress and quality of life in adolescents suffering with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Method: Data was collected from 70 adolescents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Acceptance of Illness Scale, Diabetes Specific Distress, and Quality of Life Scale were used. Results: Illness acceptance had significant positive relationship with quality of life (QoL) and diabetes specific distress showed significant negative relationship with quality of life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Demographic variables (duration of illness, control over diabetes) and diabetes specific distress were highly significant predictors of QoL in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and there was a significant statistical difference between duration of illness and QoL in adolescents with chronic and recent type 1 diabetes mellitus. Conclusion: Adolescents with chronic and recent type 1 diabetes mellitus have illness acceptance which leads to better quality of life.
Pak J Physiol 2020;16(1):37−40
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