as measured by the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ status) (1) The first factor consisted of the six treatment satisfaction items, and the. 9 May and quality of life. The Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ) has been developed to assess patient satisfaction with diabetes. Bradley C. Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ). In: Bradley C, ed. Handbook of psychology and diabetes. Chur (Switzerland): Harwood.

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This could reflect the Israeli health care system of treating diabetic patients, which takes place in the primary care setting, with referral of complex patients to diabetes clinics for consultation. Diagetes all the specific DTSQ items, the item about flexibility was rated lowest.

Patients were interviewed by telephone about their socio-demographic parameters, health status, clinical data and treatment factors.

The Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire

Although this study has advantages over former studies regarding satisfaction, it does have some limitations. Treatment satisfaction of diabetic patients: Questoinnaire mellitushealth statuspatient satisfactionprimary health carequality of health care. Annual visits to patients over the age of 75— who is missed?

Int J Clin Exp Med ; 7: We found an inverse relationship between perceived hyperglycaemia and DTSQ score: Differential effects of comorbidity on antihypertensive and glucose-regulating treatment in diabetes mellitus–a cohort study.

For permissions, please e-mail: The proportion of patients who were satisfied for each component of the DTSQ items ranged from Unfortunately, because we could not impute the missing data for depression in a valid way, we were not able to take depression into account in the multivariate analysis.


Handbook of Psychology and Diabetes In the univariable analysis, some other parameters were found to be related to lower treatment satisfaction. Add to Selected Citations. P — Search for this keyword. Principal components analysis was conducted on the 8-item DTSQ 1.

Ann Intern Med ; Of all study participants, patients Register a new account? When the number of complications per patient were combined from 0 to 3 and the scores of each group e.

Search for this keyword. For both the univariate analyses and the multivariate analyses, DTSQ was included as the dependent continuous variable. IFCC reference system for measurement of hemoglobin A1c in human blood and the national standardization schemes in the United States, Japan, and Sweden: This might be because healthcare providers are more attentive to patients with a macrovascular complication, which can lead to higher treatment satisfaction.

This study found quite similar results regarding treatment satisfaction: This tool has been identified by the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Foundation as useful in assessing outcomes of diabetes care.

The principal investigator from each of the eight participating countries received financial support from this grant to conduct the study in their country KK for the UK and GEHMR for the Netherlands. Despite the large patient sample from all parts of Israel, our findings may not be generalizable to other countries questionnaird diabetic patients treatment is not as community based as in Israel.


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Patients rate their health by marking a point on the line, corresponding with their perceived health status. No association was found between treatment satisfaction and insulin regimen, nor between treatment satisfaction and insulin injection frequency. Of all the complications, foot ulcers were associated with the lowest treatment satisfaction.

These djabetes point to the fact that physicians should carefully communicate with their patients about HbA1c levels. Participants In total, patients on insulin were analysed; the number of included patients per country ranged from the Netherlands to Italy.

DTSQs and DTSQc – Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire, status and change versions

Higher scores on the DTSQ diabetew score indicate higher treatment satisfaction and lower scores indicate lower treatment satisfaction. Univariate linear mixed model for the association between treatment satisfaction and factors, adjusted for country and physician.

Relationship between treatment satisfaction mean scores of DTSQ and socio-demographic parameters, diabetes complications and difficulties in adherence was examined. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. Relationship between quality of diabetes care and patient satisfaction.

Therefore, patients who have difficulties in adherence with medications and follow-up visits, as well as patients who are treated with insulin and have diabetes complications, should be targeted as a unique group among diabetic patients.