Health-Related Quality of Life, Disease Severity, and Anticipated Trajectory of Diabetes

SAGE: November 21, 2012

Purpose Adults hospitalized with diabetes are likely to have multiple comorbid conditions contributing to suboptimal health-related quality of life. The purpose of this study was to survey urban, very low-income, hospitalized adults with diabetes about disease severity, anticipated disease trajectory, and self-rated health-related quality of life.

Methods Data were collected using the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), the comparative risk perception questionnaire, and glycosylated hemoglobin. Severity was defined by glycosylated hemoglobin level and current microvascular complications from diabetes. Read More