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Effects of Peer-education on Quality of Life in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
M. Mohsenikhah 1, R. Esmaili 2, J. Tavakolizadeh 3, M. Khavasi 4, M. Jaras 1, A. Delshad Noghabi 5
1- “Student Research Committee” and “Community & Mental Health Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
2- “Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center” and “Public Health Department, Health Faculty”, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
3- Basic Sciences Department, Medicine Faculty, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
4- Nursing Department, Nursing Faculty, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
5- Community & Mental Health Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
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Aims: Diabetes is the most prevalent metabolic disease in human being. Self-care is the most important way of preventing complications. This study aimed at investigating the effects of peer-education on quality of life in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
Materials & Methods: This semi experimental study was conducted at a diabetes clinic affiliated to Gonabad University of medical sciences, Iran in 2017 among 80 patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients were selected based on available sampling method, and they were randomly divided into two groups, namely intervention and control (40 patients each group). The data of all patients were collected by demographic and disease information questionnaire and diabetic patient quality of life (QOL) questionnaire. The present study was carried out in three main steps: In the first step (before intervention), peers were trained by the researcher during four sessions. In the second step (intervention), quality of life of patients was assessed before training; then, patients in intervention group were trained and instructed during three sessions; the control group received the usual instruction, too. In the third step (one month later), quality of life of patients in both groups was assessed. The data were analyzed by SPSS statistics software Version 20, using Chi-square, Fisher, independent t test, paired t test, Mann-Whitney U, and Wilcoxon.
Findings: The mean scores of quality of life in intervention group did not have any significant difference with control group before instruction (p>0.05). After instruction, the mean scores of quality of life in the intervention group compared with the control group increased significantly (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Peer education improves quality of life in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
 

Keywords: Peer Group [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68010379], Quality of Life [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68011788], Adults [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68000328], Type 2 Diabetes [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68003924]
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2017/07/12 | Accepted: 2017/11/15 | Published: 2018/01/1


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Mohsenikhah M, Esmaili R, Tavakolizadeh J, Khavasi M, Jaras M, Delshad Noghabi A. Effects of Peer-education on Quality of Life in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Horizon Med Sci . 2018; 24 (1) :17-22
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