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Subject/Keyword
diabetes
health-related quality of life
diabetic foot
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Inagaki Nagase, Fernanda N
Supervisor and department
Ohinmaa, Arto (School of Public Health)
Examining committee member and department
Nguyen, Thanh (School of Public Health)
Johnson, Jeffrey A (School of Public Health)
Yeung, Rose (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Department
School of Public Health
Specialization
Health Technology Assessment
Date accepted
2016-12-16T15:53:57Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing foot complications and this chronic condition continues to be the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations in Canada. The purpose of this thesis was to examine the impact diabetic foot problems have on health-related quality of life of people with diabetes, through a systematic review and a cross-sectional analysis of a population with type 2 diabetes living in Alberta. Both studies found an association between reduced HRQOL and diabetic foot problems. Mainly, lower physical health, measured with the SF-36/12, correlated with the severity of foot complications in people with diabetes. The highest decrement on mental health was found in people with diabetes reporting ulceration, which also had the lowest index score, measured with the EQ-5D-5L in the cross-sectional study. Individuals with either or both risk factors for diabetic foot problems, neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease were also associated with lower physical, mental and perceived health compared to individuals with diabetes but no foot complications. This research implies that interventions to promote better quality of life are needed throughout the different stages of foot problems in people with diabetes.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3MS3KD4V
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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