International Journal of Life science and Pharma Reviews (IJLPR)  
International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume 2 Issue 2, April - June 2012    Pages:16-21
Self Care Knowledge On Diabetes Among Diabetic Patients In Warangal Region

Swetha Thungathurthi,Smitha Thungathurthi,Vijay Kumar G
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Aim: To assess the self care knowledge on diabetes among diabetic patients. Design: Randomized study. Materials and methods: This study was conducted on diabetic patients in Warangal region. A 30-item questionnaire consisting of basic data of awareness, knowledge, misconceptions, diabetic care, complications, insulin usage was used in evaluating the knowledge. The data was analyzed using MS-Excel and Graph pad prism version 5. Result: Four hundred and fifty six patients participated in the study. In our study only 3.50 % diabetic population were with >80 % knowledge. 29.38 % population were with 60-79 % knowledgeable, in which men with 81 (35.52%) were more knowledged compared to women 53 (23.24%). Conclusion: There is a definite need to empower patients with the knowledge required to help them obtain maximum benefit from their treatment for diabetes.
Keywords: Diabetes, Knowledge, self care management.
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