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dc.contributor.authorAnillo Arrieta, Luis A
dc.contributor.authorAcosta Vergara, Tania
dc.contributor.authorTuesca, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Acosta, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorFlórez Lozano, Karen C
dc.contributor.authorAschner, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorGabriel-Sanchez, Rafael 
dc.contributor.authorDe La Rosa, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorNieto Castillo, Julieth P
dc.contributor.authorBarengo, Noël C
dc.identifier.citationHealth Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Dec 20;19(1):269.es_ES
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) characteristics in a population at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in Barranquilla and Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 1135 participants older than 30 years-of-age recruited in Bogotá D.C., and Barranquilla by cluster sampling in 2018 to 2019. The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) was used to detect participants at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). HRQoL was assessed using the EQ-5D-3L questionnaire. Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression models were used to calculate odds ratios (OR) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals CI). Results: Moderate or extreme problems appeared more frequently in the dimensions of Pain/Discomfort (60.8%) and Anxiety/Depression (30.8%). The mean score of the EQ-VAS was 74.3 (± 17.3), significantly larger in the state of complete health (11111) compared with those with problems in more than one of the quality-of-life dimensions. Being female and living in Bogota D.C., were associated with greater odds of reporting problems in the Pain (OR 1.6; 95% CI 1.2–2.2) and Discomfort dimensions (OR 1.6; 95% CI 1.2–2.0) respectively and Anxiety/Depression (OR 1.9; 95% CI 1.3–2.7), (OR 9.1; 95% CI 6.6–12.4), respectively. Conclusions: As living place and sex were associated with dimensions of Pain/Discomfort and Anxiety/Depression in the HRQoL in people at risk of T2D, greater attention should be paid to these determinants of HRQoL to design and reorient strategies with a territorial and gender perspective to achieve better health outcomes. Plain English summary: Diabetes is one of the four non-communicable diseases with increasing prevalence in the world, which has made it a serious public health problem. In Colombia, in 2019 diabetes affected 8.4% of the Colombian adult population and more than one million Colombian adults of this age group have hidden or undetected diabetes. This disease is not only characterized by increased premature mortality, loss of productivity, and economic impact, but it also involves a deterioration in the quality of life of people with diabetes with their respective families. However, very Little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population at risk or with prediabetes. This study has evaluated the quality of life in patients at risk of diabetes and their behavior with some variables as sociodemographic, lifestyle, history, and established their diference in two territories of the Colombian Caribbean. The results of this study indicate that the HRQoL of people at risk of type 2 diabetes is afected by factors such as gender, city, dysglycemia, medication for hypertension and education level. Therefore, greater attention should be paid to these determinants of HRQL to design and implement strategies that reduce this risk of developing type 2 diabetes, prevent prediabetes and improve the quality of life in prediabetic or diabetic patients.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was financed by the Colombian National Program for Science, Technology, and Health Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) in line with the theme focused on chronic non-transmutable diseases. This was in response to the 744 Call for projects in science, technology, and health innovation of 2016 in association with the Universidad del Norte of Barranquilla and the Colombian Diabetes Association.es_ES
dc.publisherBioMed Central (BMC) es_ES
dc.subjectHealth related quality of lifees_ES
dc.subjectRisk factorses_ES
dc.subjectType 2 diabeteses_ES
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus, Type 2 es_ES
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life es_ES
dc.subject.meshAdult es_ES
dc.subject.meshCities es_ES
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies es_ES
dc.subject.meshFemale es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshLatin America es_ES
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors es_ES
dc.titleHealth-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population at risk of type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study in two Latin American citieses_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderColciencias es_ES
dc.identifier.journalHealth and qQuality of Life Outcomeses_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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