Health-related quality of life of diabetic foot ulcer patients and their caregivers

@article{NabuursFranssen2005HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life of diabetic foot ulcer patients and their caregivers},
  author={Marrigje H. Nabuurs-Franssen and Maya S. P. Huijberts and Arie C Nieuwenhuijzen Kruseman and Jeremiah Willems and Nicolaas C. Schaper},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={1906-1910}
}
Aims/hypothesisThe effect of a foot ulcer on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with diabetes mellitus and their caregivers is unclear, and was therefore evaluated prospectively in this multicentre study.MethodsHRQoL according to the 36-item health-related quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) of 294 patients (ulcer duration ≥4 weeks) and 153 caregivers was analysed at baseline (time-point zero [T0]), once the ulcer was healed or after 20 weeks (time-point 1 [T1]), and 3 months… CONTINUE READING

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