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| Published: July 20, 2017

Stress and Quality of Life among Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Mangalapalli Tirumalesh

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, S. V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. K. Chandraiah

Professor, Faculty, Dept. of Psychology, S. V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.011/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.011

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In particular, stress can have influence on glycemic control in different ways, especially in some “stress reactive” individuals (Riazi et al 2004). Diabetes itself is an important cause of stress in these patients .in fact ,this disease involves life style changes ,diet, frequent medical examinations, drugs, serious complications. Objectives: 1. To assess stress and quality of life among diabetic patients both male and female working in sedentary and non sedentary jobs. 2. To examine the difference if any between patients practicing exercise and non practicing exercises and both type1 and type 2  categories and there quality of life. Sample: The sample for the present study consists of 400 diabetic patients who attending for treatment in and around Tirupati, Kurnool city were selected for the present study. Results: the male and female patients found to be different in the experience of quality of life and no difference in the stress experience. The study also reveals that there are differences between patients of sedentary and non sedentary jobs with regard to their stress and no difference on their quality of life. The study further, shows that type 1 diabetic patients experiencing more stress and less quality of life then compare to type 2 diabetic patients, Study also indicates that there are differences between patients with exercises and without exercises with regard to their stress and no difference on their quality of life.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.011/20170404

10.25215/0404.011

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017