Time perspective helps to give order and meaning to events, and is also used in encoding,
storing and recalling experienced events. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship
between time perspective and death attitude in diabetic women patients. In a cross-sectional
design study, 100 outpatients were selected by sampling at hand. Data were collected through
two questionnaires including (ZTPI-56) and (DAPR-32). Results revealed a signifi cant positive
correlation between different time perspectives and death attitudes. Past-Positive orientation is
connected with the view of death as a natural phenomenon and approach acceptance. Past-Negative
orientation is connected with the escape acceptance, and also with fear of death and avoidance.
Present-Hedonistic orientation is connected with escape and avoidance. Present-Fatalistic orientation
is connected with natural acceptance. Future orientation is connected with the view of approach and
avoidance. According to these fi ndings, diabetic women patients with past-negative and presentfatalistic
orientations have a more negative view of death.