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:: Volume 6, Issue 4 (12-2004) ::
2004, 6(4): 325-330 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Family Relations between Diabetics and Controls
M Najafi , M Mirhoseini , SH Assari , M Moghani Lankarani , Z Tahmasebi
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Introduction: Considering the supportive role of the family and positive effect of marital relations hips have on the outcome of chronic diseases, this study was conducted with three aims. 1) Comparison of the family marital relationships of diabetics and controls, 2) Assessment of any correlation between family relation and age, sex, educational level, socioeconomic status, type of diabetes, duration of disease, kind of therapy and dose of drugs. 3) Comparison of the frequency of sexual dysfunction between the groups mentioned. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from 200 subjects (100 diabetic and 100 non-diabetic), with the GRIMS Family Relationship Questionnaire. All subjects were selected from the diabetes clinic in Shahrekord, in 1382. Results: Diabetics and controls were not statistically different in sex, socioeconomic status or educational level, but where age was concerned, family marital relationships were worse among diabetics, type I diabetes, and those using more drugs in comparison to others (P<0.05). There was no correlation in between family marital relations and age, sex, socioeconomic status, educational level, kind of therapy or duration of disease (P>0.05). Relative frequency of sexual dysfunction and rate of decreased libido were higher in diabetics (76% and 29%) than thd controls (32% and 12%) (P<0.05). Conclusion: Differences found in marital relationships and sexual dysfunction can be related to each other and further studies on relation between sexual dysfunction and marital relationships in diabetic patients are recommended.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Family relations, Sexual dysfunction
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/30 | Published: 2004/12/15
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Najafi M, Mirhoseini M, Assari S, Moghani Lankarani M, Tahmasebi Z. Comparison of Family Relations between Diabetics and Controls. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2004; 6 (4) :325-330
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Volume 6, Issue 4 (12-2004) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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