Quality of life and treatment satisfaction observed among indians with diabetes foot ulcers undergoing ayurvedic adjunct therapy.

Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine

PubMedID: 25348958

Debnath P, Prakash A, Banerjee S, Rao PN, Tripathy TB, Adhikari A, Shivakumar . Quality of life and treatment satisfaction observed among indians with diabetes foot ulcers undergoing ayurvedic adjunct therapy. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2015;20(1):13-9.
The purpose of the study was to assess the health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction of diabetes patients (n = 36) with foot ulcers undergoing insulin and ayurvedic adjunct therapy. Retrospective hospital based cross-sectional design considered patients with diabetes foot ulcers undergoing 4-week treatment with insulin and ayurvedic combinatorial therapy. The Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life Questionnaire and Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire were completed for the assessment. The mean duration of diabetes among participants was 9. 32 ± 5. 3 years. Assessment of Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (total treatment satisfaction) score was found to be 26. 0139 ± 5. 20369, and Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life Questionnaire (average weighted impact) score was -3. 0819 ± 1. 83003. Relationship with diabetes complications showed that Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life Questionnaire score (P =. 383) had no relationship, but Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire score (P =. 039) showed significance. Integrated approaches for diabetes foot ulcer management with insulin and ayurvedic management have a favorable impact on patient-perceived quality of life.