Health-related quality of life in Indonesian type 2 diabetes mellitus outpatients measured with the Bahasa version of EQ-5DArifin, B., Idrus, L. R., van Asselt, A. D. I., Purba, F. D., Perwitasari, D. A., Thobari, J. A., Cao, Q., Krabbe, P. F. M. & Postma, M. J., May-2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 5, p. 1179-1190 12 p.
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- PharmacoTherapy, Epidemiology and Economics
- Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
- Value, Affordability and Sustainability (VALUE)
- Methods in Medicines evaluation & Outcomes research (M2O)
- Real World Studies in PharmacoEpidemiology, -Genetics, -Economics and -Therapy (PEGET)
- Microbes in Health and Disease (MHD)
OBJECTIVES: To present EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) index scores in Indonesian type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) outpatients and to investigate the associations between EQ-5D and socio-demographic characteristics and clinical condition.
METHODS: Socio-demographic data were collected by interviewing participants, clinical data were obtained from treating physicians and self-reporting. Participants originated from primary and secondary care facilities in the Java and Sulawesi regions. Ordinal regression analysis was conducted with the quintiles of the EQ-5D index scores as the dependent variable to investigate the multivariate association with the participants' socio-demographic characteristics and clinical condition.
RESULTS: 907 participants completed the five-level Indonesian version of the EQ-5D. The mean age of the participants was 59.3 (SD 9.7), and 57% were female. The overall EQ-5D index score was 0.77 (0.75-0.79). Male participants had a higher EQ-5D index score compared to females, and the highest percentage of self-reported health problems was in the pain/discomfort dimension (61%). Factors identified as being significantly associated with lower EQ-5D index scores were: (i) treatment in secondary care, (ii) lower educational level, (iii) dependency on caregivers, (iv) not undergoing T2DM therapy, and (v) being a housewife.
CONCLUSION: This study provides estimates of EQ-5D index scores that can be used in health economic evaluations. As housewives were found to experience more T2DM-related pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression, targeted approaches to reduce these problems should be aimed specifically at this group of patients. Potential approaches could involve disease-specific-counselors (health literacy partners) who provide routine monitoring of T2DM therapy as well as improved health promotion among T2DM communities.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Quality of Life Research|
|Publication status||Published - May-2019|