The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Patients’ Quality of Life

Muhammad Shahid Iqbal


Objective: This study aimed to measure the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on patients’ quality of life (QoL).
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved DM patients that underwent follow-up at a hospital
in central Malaysia. Data were collected using self-developed and self-administered questionnaire. Statistical
analysis was performed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 24. Results: Around 75 (56.8%)
of the patients were satisfied with their daily routine life activities. A total of 88 (66.7%) were also satisfied with
their family and friends’ relationships. On the contrary, 109 (82.6%) were not satisfied with their sexual life. There
was a statistically significant correlation observed between age and QoL. Conclusion: This study showed that
the majority of DM patients had moderate QoL. Diet, living conditions, and concerns about the future had also a
greater influence on their overall QoL.

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