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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2019 Apr;55(2):291-299. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12349. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

The relationship between the quality of life and depression levels of young people with type I diabetes.

Author information

1
Department of Child Health and Disease Nursing, Health Sciences of Faculty, İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey.
2
Department of Nursing, School of Health, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey.
3
Pediatric Endocrinology Service, Turgut Özal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey.
4
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, İnönü University, Turgut Özal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the quality of life and depression levels of the youth with type I diabetes. DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional descriptive study.

FINDINGS:

It was found that there is a negative correlation between participants' HbA1c levels and quality of life, and a positive correlation between HbA1c levels and depression. It was determined that quality of life and depression are significant predictors of HbA1c (R 2  = 0.72, P < 0.01).

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

The depression levels of the young people with increased and their metabolic control was affected negatively as the quality of life levels decreased. Depression measurements should be made during the routine control of youth with diabetes who have difficulty in maintaining metabolic control.

KEYWORDS:

depression; quality of life; type I diabetes; youth

PMID:
30614548
DOI:
10.1111/ppc.12349
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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