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Factors influencing health-related quality of life in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, February 2018
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Title
Factors influencing health-related quality of life in patients with Type 1 diabetes
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12955-018-0848-4
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Authors

A. J. N. Raymakers, P. Gillespie, M. C. O’Hara, M. D. Griffin, S. F. Dinneen

Abstract

Generic, preference-based measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are a common input to the economic evaluation of new health technologies. As such, it is important to explore what characteristics of patients with Type 1 diabetes might impact scores on such measures. This study utilizes baseline data from a cluster-randomized trial that recruited patients with Type 1 diabetes at six centers across Ireland. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the three-level EuroQol EQ-5D (EQ-5D) measure. Patients' responses to individual dimensions of the EQ-5D were explored. To see which patient factors influenced EQ-5D scores, multivariate regression analysis was conducted with EQ-5D scores as the outcome variable. Data was available for 437 Type 1 diabetes patients. The median age of these patients was 40 (IQR: 31-49) years and 53.8% were female. Overall, patients reported a high HRQoL based on EQ-5D scores (0.87 (SD: 0.19). Fifty-four percent of patients reported a perfect HRQoL. For those that reported problems, the most common dimension was the anxiety/depression dimension of the EQ-5D (29.6%). In the multivariate regression analysis, self-reported mental illness (- 0.22 (95% CI: -0.34, - 0.10)) and being unemployed (- 0.07 (95% CI: -0.13, - 0.02)) were negatively associated with EQ-5D scores (p < 0.05). The influence of self-reported mental illness was persistent in sensitivity analyses. The study results indicate that patients with Type 1 diabetes report a high HRQoL based on responses to the EQ-5D. However, there are a substantial number of Type 1 diabetes patients that report problems in the anxiety/depression dimension, which may provide avenues to improve patients' HRQoL. Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN79759174 .

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 26%
Student > Bachelor 7 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 10 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 28%
Psychology 7 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 9 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2019.
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