Title

The effects of health education on the health-related quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Author

Binjing Wu

Date of Completion

4-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Keywords

health education, quality of life, diabetes mellitus

Abstract

This study used quasi-experimental design, non-equivalent control group design or commonly known as pre-test design and post-test design to determine the effect of health-related quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The CN-ADDQOL questionnaire was used in the study. The subjects who met the inclusion criteria were type 2 diabetes patients from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College in the treatment group while type 2 diabetes patients from The Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College were included in the comparison group. Frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for independent means, and paired t-test were the statistical tests used in the study.Based on the findings generated in the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents belong to age group 35-45 years old, male, married, finished junior high school, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for more than three years, and employed with a monthly income 3001 to 4000 RMB. There was no significant difference between the treatment and comparison groups in terms of their age, sex, civil status, educational attainment, diagnostic time of diabetes, occupation, and monthly income; 2) The level of health-related quality of life of the participants in the treatment group and comparison group was low negative before and after the implementation of the health education; 3) The mean difference in the health-related quality of life of the treatment group was significantly higher than the mean difference of the comparison group after health education intervention; 4) The health-related quality of life of the treatment group was significantly improved (mean score) compared to the comparison group; 5) Health education is an effective intervention in improving the health-related quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

First Advisor

Noel P. Ligaya

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