Prediction of Quality of Life of Non–Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients Based on Perceived Social Support

authors:

avatar Hossein Shareh 1 , * , avatar Esmaeil Soltani 2 , avatar Ali Ghasemi 3

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Literature and Human Sciences, Sabzevar Tarbiat Moallem University, Sabzevar, Iran.
MSc of Clinical Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Instructor of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Parsian Branch, Parsian, Iran.

how to cite: Shareh H, Soltani E, Ghasemi A. Prediction of Quality of Life of Non–Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients Based on Perceived Social Support. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(2):e93590.

Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to predic quality of life based on perceived social support components in non–insulin-dependent diabetic patients.
Materials and Method: Fifty patients with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus from Al-Zahra diabetic center in Shiraz participated in a cross-sectional study via survey instrument. All subjects completed multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) and world health organization quality of life- brief (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaires.
Results: On the basis of stepwise multiple regression analysis friends and family dimensions of perceived social support were the best predictors of the quality of life and its dimensions (p<0.01).
Conclusion: Friends and family dimensions of perceived social support have significant contributions in predicting quality of life of patients with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 82-85]

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