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Comparison of life quality in men and women with diabetic foot ulcer in selected hospitals of Tehran universities, 1387
Davood Rasouli , Fariba Nasiriziba , Reza Nabiamjad , Hamid Haghani
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Introduction: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the important problems related to diabetes which affects the quality of life of these patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the life quality of men and women with diabetic foot ulcer. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study aimed to study the quality of life 72 men and 48 women with diabetic foot ulcer. In this study, simple sampling was used. The instrument for gathering data was diabetic foot scale questionnaire which is is used for evaluation of the quality of life of diabetic foot ulcer patients. The data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistic tests using SPSS software. Results: Of 120 patients with diabetic foot ulcer participating in this study, 60% were men and 40% women with the mean age of 54.23(±12) years. The scores obtained in quality of life domains showed that Friends (p=0.024), Treatment (0/013) and Finance (p=0.032) had significant difference between men and women's quality of life. A significant relationship was also found between age and QOL in both genders (p=0.007). Marriage showed a significant relationship with QOL in men (p=0.014) and women (p=0.002). Economic status was significant only with men (p=0.010). Employment status had a significant relationship only with women (p=0.001) QOL. Education level and body mass index had no significant relationship with QOL in none of the genders. Conclusion: Quality of life in women with diabetic foot ulcer was lower than men in most domains.

Keywords: Ulcer, Diabetes, Quality of life
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Received: 2014/05/12 | Accepted: 2014/05/12 | Published: 2014/05/12
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Rasouli D, Nasiriziba F, Nabiamjad R, Haghani H. Comparison of life quality in men and women with diabetic foot ulcer in selected hospitals of Tehran universities, 1387. jmj. 2011; 9 (1) :38-45
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