Illness acceptance, diabetes specific distress and quality of life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus

  • Rabab Zahra Student
  • Khawar Bilal Baig
  • Urooj Sadiq
Keywords: Acceptance, Diabetes, QoL, Quality of Life, Adolescence, Diabetes mellitus Type 1, Illness

Abstract

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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Published
2020-03-31
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Zahra R, Baig K, Sadiq U. Illness acceptance, diabetes specific distress and quality of life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. PJP [Internet]. 31Mar.2020 [cited 21Sep.2020];16(1):37-0. Available from: http://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1167
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