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Table 5 Perceived treatment satisfaction, hyper- and hypoglycaemia by demographic and diabetes-related variables

From: Psychometric properties of the Greek Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire

Variable N (%) Overall Treatment
Satisfaction
Perceived
Hyperglycemia
Perceived
Hypoglycemia
   Mean P-value Mean P-value Mean P-value
Overall 172 (100) 17.48 - 2.58 - 3.53 -
Gender        
   Male 65 (37.8) 16.86 0.258 2.94 0.013 3.91 0.005
   Female 107 (62.2) 17.85   2.36   3.30  
Age group        
   < 55 33 (19.2) 19.42 0.067 2.67 0.985 3.64 0.908
   55-64 38 (22.1) 17.95   2.58   3.47  
   65-74 59 (34.3) 17.02   2.54   3.58  
   ≥ 75 42 (24.4) 16.17   2.57   3.43  
Years with diabetes        
   1-3 86 (50.0) 18.00 0.273 2.38 0.214 3.42 0.504
   4-9 55 (32.0) 17.42   2.78   3.58  
   ≥ 10 31 (18.0) 16.13   2.77   3.74  
BMI        
   18.5-24.9 16 (9.3) 17.69 0.918 2.25 0.232 3.44 0.578
   25.0-29.9 70 (40.7) 17.47   2.84   3.66  
   30.0-34.9 47 (27.3) 17.06   2.34   3.57  
   ≥ 35.0 39 (22.7) 17.48   2.54   3.28  
HbA1c        
   < 6.5% (good) 49 (28.5) 20.43 < 0.001 1.53 < 0.001 2.41 < 0.001
   6.5%-7.5% (fair) 74 (43.0) 17.31   2.82   3.86  
   > 7.5% (poor) 49 (28.5) 14.78   3.27   4.14  
Control method        
   Oral agents 138 (80.2) 18.61 < 0.001 2.34 < 0.001 3.30 < 0.001
   Insulin1 34 (19.8) 12.88   3.56   4.47  
≥ 1 comorbidity2        
   Yes 135 (79.7) 17.16 0.147 2.58 0.951 3.54 0.833
   No 37 (20.3) 18.65   2.59   3.49  
Coronary/vascular disease        
   Yes 63 (36.6) 16.07 0.012 2.92 0.021 3.71 0.180
   No 109 (63.4) 18.08   2.39   3.42  
≥ 1 microvascular complication3        
   Yes 13 (7.6) 17.15 0.828 2.62 0.931 3.23 0.417
   No 159 (92.4) 17.50   2.58   3.55  
Diabetic foot        
   Yes 11 (6.4) 12.55 0.002 3.27 0.108 3.73 0.622
   No 161 (93.6) 17.81   2.53   3.52  
  1. 1 Approximately half the diabetics in this group take oral agents alongside insulin
  2. 2 Including hyperlipidaemia, hypertension, arthropathy or COPD
  3. 3 Including retinopathy, neuropathy or nephropathy
  4. P-values derived from independent samples t-test or ANOVA