Quality of Life in Patients with Type-II Diabetes

  • Iram Majeed Lecturer, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Afzal Associate Professor / Principal, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore Pakistan
  • Sana Sehar Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore Pakistan
  • Syed Amir Gilani Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences The University of Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Mahboob Alam Associate Professor, Medicine ABWA Medical College, Faisalabad Pakistan


Background: Diabetes is considered as one of the significant health problem. In the past few decades, there is progressive increase in the diabetes related complications. Diabetes substantially affects the Quality of life (QOL) causing impairment in all functioning aspects of patients due to complications arising thereof. Objective: Objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) in patients with type-II diabetes. Study design: Cross-sectional study. Settings: Tertiary Health Care Center, Lahore-Pakistan. Duration: Six months from 27-09-2018 to 26-03-2019. Methodology: The study was done among 180 diabetic patients diagnosed with type-II diabetes at a tertiary heath care setting through convenient sampling technique. Quality of life in type-II diabetics was evaluated through a World Health Organization D-39 Questionnaire. Results: Findings of the study were depicting the mean QOL score of type-II diabetics as 51.8. Score of various domains indicating the QOL in type-II diabetics was classified as 55% in physical, 47% in psychological, 55% in social and 50% in environmental domain of QOL. Overall domain wise scoring revealed an average QOL. Conclusion: Type-II diabetes significantly affects the quality of life in physical domain along with psychological domain. QOL is badly affected in type-II diabetic patients. Diabetes has an adverse influence on all the aspects of life in affected patient. There is a need to address the quality of life in diabetics for better physical and psychological outcomes.