Diabetes mellitus and hypertension have comparable adverse effects on health-related quality of life

@inproceedings{Poljianin2010DiabetesMA,
  title={Diabetes mellitus and hypertension have comparable adverse effects on health-related quality of life},
  author={Tamara Polji{\vc}anin and Dea Ajdukovi{\'c} and Mario {\vS}ekerija and Mirjana Pibernik-Okanovi{\'c} and Željko Metelko and Gorka Vuleti{\'c} Mavrinac},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundWe aimed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people with diabetes or hypertension, estimate the effect of cardiovascular comorbidities on HRQoL as well as compare HRQoL in these groups with that of healthy individuals.MethodsA total of 9,070 respondents aged 18 years and over were assessed for HRQoL. Data were obtained from the Croatian Adult Health Survey. Respondents were divided into five groups according to their medical history: participants with hypertension… CONTINUE READING

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