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Diabetes distress and disease-related factors in patients with type 2 diabetes attending a tertiary care hospital

Vidya K R, Lohit K, Roopashree S.

Background: Diabetes poses a significant burden on individuals, families, and society. Diabetes-related distress, a condition where the patients are concerned with the management of their diseases, getting the support they needed, its emotional burden as well as access to needed care.

Aim and Objective: This study was done to assess the diabetic distress (DD) among Type 2 diabetic patients.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 140 diabetic patients aged 18 years and above attending medicine OPD. They were assessed using DSS17 scale. Convenience sampling was used for sample size calculation and descriptive statistics.

Results: One hundred and forty Type 2 diabetic patients consisting of 82 males and 58 females were included in the study. Among 140 patients, 82 (58.57%) had DD. Female, younger patients

Key words: Diabetes Distress; Diabetes Distress Scale-17; Cross-Sectional Study

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