Author: Ammara Sehar
Supervisor: Ms. Omama Tariq
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to explore the relationship among disturbed eating patterns, glycemic control and quality of life in diabetic patients. It was hypothesized that there is a significant relationship among disturbed eating patterns, glycemic control and quality of life in diabetics. A non probability purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of 60 (30 males, 30 females) diabetics was collected from Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. Both Type 1 (n = 30) and Type 2 (n = 30) diabetic patients were included in the sample. Eating Inventory (EI, Stunkard & Missick, 1987) and Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26, Garner, Olmsted, Bohr Garfinkel, 1982) and Quality of Life Index (QLI, Ferrans & Powers, 1984) were used for assessment. Patients completed assessment measures in the presence of researcher. Pearson Product Movement correlation and Independent sample t-test were used to analyze data. No significant correlation was found among disturbed eating patterns, glycemic control, and quality of life in diabetics. Glycemic control and disturbed eating patterns were found to be negatively correlated with the family subscale of quality of life measure. Significant differences were found in the terms of glycemic control between type 1 and type 2 patients. There were no significant gender differences among disturbed eating patterns, glycemic control and quality of life in diabetics.
Keywords: psychological distress, glycemic control, quality of life, diabetics.
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