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QUALITY OF LIFE IN TYPE-I DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC VEGETOPATHY

R. Shishkov, A. Protopopova, L. Koeva

Abstract

"Quality of life" represents one of the most important parameters of individual coping the problems of social adaptation in case of persisting manifestations of the basic disease. A total of 46 type I diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic vegetopathy were examined. Diagnosis was anamnestically and instrumentally verified. Patients' quality of life was investigated using MMP1 in a Kincannon's variant, Zungs depression scale, and Spitcer's quality-of-life scale. The following code was established: schizoidia - psychasthenia - hypochondria - paranoia. According to the depression scale, there was a slight depression in 51,7 per cent of the patients, a moderate - in 36,5 per cent but a severe - in 13,7 per cent. According to the quality-of-life scale, the parameter of self-confidence was characterized as poor in 17,3 per cent of the cases, moderately good - in 31 per cent but good - in 51,7 per cent. Social adaptation was poor in 6,8 per cent of the patients, moderately good - in 31 per cent but good - in 62,2 per cent. The correlation between the expression of vegetopathy, the severity of diabetes mellitus, the self-confidence, social adaptation and "social inertia" was discussed.


Keywords

Diabetes mellitus; quality of life; diabetic vegetopathy; depression; socialization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v31i0.2924

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