Article icon
Original research

Assessment of the Knowledge and Self- Care Practice on Hypoglycemia among Patients with Diabetic Mellitus Attending Medical Opd at Smch

* Автор, отвечающий за переписку

[email protected]

Introduction

Hypoglycemia is a clinical emergency that needs to be recognized and treated promptly to avoid organ damage and death. Knowledge of hypoglycemia prevention is an essential step in self-care practices due to the fact knowledgeable individuals are much more likely to practice hypoglycemia prevention. Prevention of hypoglycemia relies on adequate awareness and rightself-care.

Objectives

To evaluate the level of knowledge and to self - care practice of hypoglycemia with their selected demographic variables among diabetic patients.

Methods

A cross sectional descriptive research design was adopted with hundred samples who met the inclusion criteria in the hospital setting. Self-structured questionnaire method was used to acquire the data. Data have been through descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

Of 100 samples, 76(76%) had adequate knowledge and 63(63%)had good self-care practice on hypoglycemia. Spearman’s correlation showed positive relationship between knowledge and self-care practice of hypoglycemia (r value = 0.720, p<0.001). In respect to level of knowledge, there was a significant association noted among age, education, occupation, income, religion, marital status, family history and with regards to self-care practice along with all variables including gender is significant at p<0.05.

Conclusion

This study result emphasized that majority of the diabetic patients had adequate knowledge and good self-care practice on hypoglycemia. Enlightening the patients further with regular self-monitoring of blood glucose level and obtain medical guidance and support may help the patients to stay fit.

Imprint

Cecyli C., Preethi K., Priyadarsini A.. Assessment of the Knowledge and Self- Care Practice on Hypoglycemia among Patients with Diabetic Mellitus Attending Medical Opd at Smch. Cardiometry; Issue 23; August 2022; p.103-110; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.23.103110; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no23-august-2022/assessment-knowledge-self-care-practice

Ключевые слова

Knowledge,  Self-care practice,  Hypoglycemia,  Diabetes mellitus,  Diabetic patients
Скачать PDF
Текущий выпуск
Библиотека Кардиометрии
Основатели Кардиометрии
Видео о Кардиометрии
Наши партнеры