Date of Completion
Master of Arts in Nursing
diabetes mellitus, quality of life, health education
This study utilized quasi-experimental design specifically the non-equivalent comparison group design or the pre-test and post-test design to determine the effects of health education on the quality of life of clients with type II diabetes mellitus. The respondents of the study were 90 patients aged 44-86 years old who were diagnosed with type II diabetes mellitus. The setting was Tonkang Hospital, Shanghai, China. The respondents of the study were randomly selected using the criteria set by the researcher. The inclusion criteria included the following: those who are diagnosed with Type II Diabetes Mellitus by the specialized doctor, willing to participate, receiving treatment in the chosen hospital, absence of acute or infectious disease such as respiratory infections, myocardial infarction, cancer, kidney failure and similar life-threatening situations, being able to take exercise and communicate with Mandarin or local dialect. The instrument Quality of Life Scale for Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus (DMQLS) developed by Lesan Wang was used to assess the effectiveness of the health education on the level of quality of life in this study. The statistical tools used in this study were a) percentage distribution, b) mean, c) t-test for independent means and d) paired-test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were female ages 65 years old and above, married, had an annual family income between Y80000 and Y150000 and obtained a secondary education; 2) There was a fair level of quality of the respondents both in the comparison and treatment group prior to implementation of health education. After the implementation of health education, both groups had a fair level of quality of life. However, the treatment group obtained a better improvement on quality of life compared to comparison group; 3) There were significant differences on the level of quality of life of the respondents between those who are exposed and not exposed to health education. Therefore, health education is an effective intervention to improve the quality of life of clients with type II diabetes mellitus.
Noel P. Ligaya
Yang, K. (2019). Effects of health education on quality of life of clients with type II diabetes mellitus. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/man/2