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RODRIGUES, Adriana Novaes; SZYMANIAK, Nazaré Pellizzetti  and  ANDRADE SOBRINHO, Jozias de. The role of dermatosis on diabetes patient's quality of life. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.1, pp.1325-1332. ISSN 1678-4561.

It is known that diabetes mellitus (DM) motives the dermatosis cutaneous because of the proper affection, infections, medicine reactions or the diabetic foot. In this manner, the objective of this study is to work on the hypothesis and identify the influence of the dermatosis in the quality of life of the carrier of DM. It is an analytical, transversal and quantitative study, developed in the Family Health Program (PSF) at Odilom Lacerda, Planura, Minas Gerais State. The sample is composed by 47 (100%) patient carriers of DM, registered in the program called HIPERDIA. Data collection was done by a dermatologist, who applied anamnesis and a chart about the influence of the dermatosis in the quality of life during a medical consultation. The analysis of the data was numerical and percentile following the criteria: high frequency (80 to 100%), average frequency (50 to 79%), low frequency (1 to 49%) and null (for non-existent situations). All the patients of the study (47-100%) presented dermatosis and demonstrated its influence in quality of life, with average frequency for skin dryness and painful sensation in (24-51%); low frequency, especially the difficulty in the personal hygiene (19-40.3%) and the interference in the interpersonal relationship with relatives or friends (18-38.2%).

Keywords : Dermatosis; Diabetes mellitus; Quality of life.

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