Quality of Life among Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Using the Modified Diabetes Quality of Life (MDQOL-17): An Observational Study


  • Dr. Simran Singh Department of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar-414111, Maharashtra
  • Dr. Simran Mishra
  • Dr. Sana Rai
  • Dr. Suvarna Ganvir




Diabetic Mellitus, MDQOL-17 Questionnaire, Quality of life


Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder that requires constant management. To achieve good metabolic control and avoid acute and chronic complications, the patient must follow a diet plan, up their physical activity, and take medication. A growing amount of research on the impact of diabetes on health-related quality of life. Patient health, complications, and attitude all have an effect on health-related quality life of either directly or indirectly. Aim: To find out which aspects of life are commonly affected among patients with Diabetes using MDQoL-17 scale. Methodology: 100 patients with Diabetes Mellitus type II participated in the study. Patients with associated comorbid conditions were excluded. MDQoL-17 Scale was then administered on the patients. The entire inquiry was delivered in a language that the patient could understand, and   their responses were recorded on the scale. Each domain's percentage of the overall score was computed. Results: According to the answer to the affirmative question number 4, which indicates daily activity, more patients in this study engaged in daily activities that improved their quality of life (75%) than did not. According to the results of negative question 16 (which implies financial stress), (56%) of the patients had this problem, making it difficult for them to receive the appropriate care. Conclusion: Study concludes that specific aspects of QOL that has been found affected than other after diabetes are Physical, Role Physical, Role Emotional, Social and General Health. Resolution of the factors associated with these aspects will help to improve the quality of life in these patients


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Singh, D. S., Mishra, D. S. ., Rai, D. S. ., & Ganvir, D. S. . (2024). Quality of Life among Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Using the Modified Diabetes Quality of Life (MDQOL-17): An Observational Study. VIMS Health Science Journal, 10(2), 35–39. https://doi.org/10.46858/vimshsj.10201