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Determinants of quality of life in adults with diabetes

  • Author / Creator
    Imayama, Ikuyo
  • The overall purpose of this thesis was to identify determinants of quality of life in adults with diabetes mellitus. This thesis consists of two studies. The first study tested a comprehensive model which comprised of personal, medical and lifestyle factors to explain quality of life in adults with type 2 diabetes. The model was tested with two concepts of quality of life: health-related quality of life and life satisfaction. The second study (1) tested the comprehensive model in adults with type 1 diabetes; and, (2) examined the interaction effects of diabetes type (i.e., type 1 diabetes /type 2 diabetes) on significant determinants of quality of life in the combined type 1 and type 2 diabetes group. The findings of this study identified subgroups that may be at risk for impaired quality of life and topics that require further investigation.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R37K99
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. 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.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Ronald Plotnikoff (Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health & Faculty of Physical Education)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kerry Courneya (Faculty of Physical Education)
    • Jeffrey Johnson (School of Public Health)