KNOWLEDGE AND SELFCARE PRACTICES AMONG DIABETICS


Sheeba S, Sneha Ak, Veena Biju

Abstract


Objective: The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and self-care practices among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods: Quantitative approach with descriptive survey design and convenience sampling technique was used. The study was conducted among 100 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, from the Inpatient and Outpatient Department of Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi. A structured knowledge questionnaire and structured practice assessment questionnaire were used to assess the knowledge and self-care practices of the subjects.

Result: Result shows that 77% subjects had good knowledge regarding diabetes and majorityof the subjects had good level of self-care practices. 63% of subjects regularly monitoring blood glucose level, 72% following proper diet, 88% of subjects taking regular medication, 84% of subjects follow proper eye care, 79% of subjects follow proper foot care, 57% of subjects maintaining ideal body weight, and only 46% of subjects doing regular exercise. There was a positive relationship (r=0.09) between level of knowledge and self-care practice of the subjects and no significant association between knowledge level and selected sociodemographic variables.

Conclusion: It is important that the patient should have adequate knowledge regarding diabetes and they should follow proper self-care practices to prevent further complications.


Keywords


Knowledge, Self-care practices, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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About this article

Title

KNOWLEDGE AND SELFCARE PRACTICES AMONG DIABETICS

Topics

Medical nursing,endocrinology

Keywords

Knowledge, Self-care practices, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i12.21072

Date

01-12-2017

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 12 December 2017 Page: 234-237

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Sheeba S
Department of Community Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India

Sneha Ak
Nursing Student, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India

Veena Biju
Nursing Student, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India


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