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Health-related quality of life deficits associated with diabetes and comorbidities in a Canadian National Population Survey

TitleHealth-related quality of life deficits associated with diabetes and comorbidities in a Canadian National Population Survey
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMaddigan, S.. L., Feeny D.., and Johnson J..
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume14
Pages1311 - 1320
Keywordscomorbidity, diabetes, diseases, disorders and chronic conditions, health states, measures of health, population health, quality of life, survey research
Abstract

Objective To assess the impact of comorbid heart disease, stroke and arthritis on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in people with diabetes in the general Canadian population. Methods Data were collected as part of the 1996-1997 Canadian National Population Health Survey. HRQL was assessed using overall Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) and single attribute utility scores. Respondents (N=66,093) were classified into 1 of 16 groups based on the presence or absence of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis, in all possible combinations and HRQL scores were compared using analysis of covariance. Results Overall HUI3 scores for respondents with diabetes alone (0.88, 95 CI: 0.87-0.89) were lower than controls (0.92 95 CI: 0.92-0.92, pthinsp

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