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dc.contributor.authorAlaofè, H.
dc.contributor.authorAmoussa Hounkpatin, W.
dc.contributor.authorDjrolo, F.
dc.contributor.authorEhiri, J.
dc.contributor.authorRosales, C.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-18T00:04:00Z
dc.date.available2022-03-18T00:04:00Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationAlaofè, H., Amoussa Hounkpatin, W., Djrolo, F., Ehiri, J., & Rosales, C. (2022). Factors Associated with Quality of Life in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes of South Benin: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph19042360
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/663665
dc.description.abstractBackground: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) adversely affects health-related quality of life (QoL). However, little is known about the QoL of diabetic patients in Benin, where the disease is a growing concern. Thus, this study aims to assess the QoL and its associated factors among T2D patients in Cotonou, southern Benin. Methods: A total of 300 T2D patients (age > 18 years) were enrolled, and the diabetes-specific quality of life (DQoL) and Natividad self-care behaviors’ (SCB) instruments were used for data collection. DQoL scores were calculated, and factors associated with DQoL explored using logistic regression. Results: The mean of patients’ DQoL was 38.1 ± 4.1, with 43% having low QoL. In terms of DQoL, 56.3% reported a high diabetes impact, followed by low life satisfaction (53%) and high worry about diabetes (32.7%). In the logistic regression analysis, education, marital status, occupation, family history of diabetes, complications, and social support were associated with DQoL. SCB factors, including healthy eating, problem-solving, coping strategies, and risk reduction, were significant predictors of DQoL. Conclusions: Patients’ empowerment, starting with self-management education, is essential to improve the QoL of T2D patients in Cotonou. However, the programs need to target low education, low socioeconomic status, low social support, and overweight patients. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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dc.subjectBenin
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectSelf-care behaviors
dc.subjectType 2 diabetes
dc.titleFactors Associated with Quality of Life in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes of South Benin: A Cross-Sectional Study
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dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Public Health Practice & Translational Research, University of Arizona
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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dc.source.journaltitleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
refterms.dateFOA2022-03-18T00:04:00Z


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Copyright © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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