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Hazar N, Gholami S, Shafiei S, Hemmati M, Rahmanian M. Psychological Effects of Fasting on Patients Suffering from Diabetes Type 2. IJDO 2019; 11 (4) :200-205
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Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Abstract:   (1775 Views)
Objective: We conducted this study to compare the psychological effects between diabetic patients taking fast and non-fasting counterparts to better investigate the effects of fasting on mental health of diabetes sufferers.
Materials and Methods: This study was a prospective cohort conducted among diabetic patients. In this study, two types of fasting and non-fasting patients were invited to take part. During One week before and after the Ramadan, all patients were asked to complete 28-scale General Health Questionnaire (GHQ).
Results: In this study, 116 patients who were suffering from diabetes completed the study. They were compared with each other in format of three groups (two fasting and one non-fasting). Mean changes of total and subscales' score were negative in nearly all groups but there were no significant difference between groups. In addition, total and subscale A, B and C scores significantly increased (positive change) but subscale D score didn’t change in fasting patients during this month.
Conclusion: The results of present study revealed that fasting during the whole month of Ramadan can exacerbate patients' general health in comparison with non-fasting patients. However, because we can't determine whether this finding is attributed to fasting regardless of diabetes or has been resulted from the co-existence of fasting and the disease, it is recommended to design a study to compare diabetic and healthy fasting individuals.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/05/21 | Accepted: 2020/05/21 | Published: 2020/05/21

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