Comparison of General Health, Mental Health and Coping Strategies among Patients with Diabetes Type 1, 2 and Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Health Research Journal
Chronic diseases have widespread effects on individual, social and coping strategies styles performance of. The aim of this study was to compare public health, mental health and coping strategies in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes, and patients with multiple sclerosis. Materials and Methods: Three groups of 24 patients, with diabetes type 1, 2 and patients with Multiple Sclerosis referred to the Diabetes Center and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hamadan City were studied. Demographic
... ed. Demographic data using the checklists of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), Derogates mental disorder symptoms (SCL-90-R) and Coping Inventory Billings moos were collected. Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance and Tukey post hoc test. Results: Our results showed significant differences between the three groups in public health, mental health and coping strategies (P ≤ 0.001). The comparison between groups have shown that patients with diabetes type 1 and 2 and patients with Multiple Sclerosis have significant difference in public health, mental health and coping strategies. Conclusions: In medical care, complete improvement of chronic diseases is impossible. So one of the goals of health care quality of life is to control chronic diseases. Our results partly clear the responsibility for health planners in Hamadan to prepare these services.