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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge regarding life style changes among diabetic patient admitted in Bharati Hospital of Pune city

Shweta Sontakke, Suraj Shinde and Shubhangi Gaikwad

Introduction: Diabetic mellitus is a chronic systemic deficiency characterized by either a deficiency of insulin or a decreased ability of the body to use insulin. A significant health problem, diabetic is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 17 million people have diabetes, approximately one third of these cases are undiagnosed. In addition, another 15 to 16 million people have symptoms. Purpose: To assess the knowledge regarding life style changes among diabetic patient. To associate the knowledge with the selected demographic variables. Methods: This was a Non experimental exploratory research design and quantitative research approach. 100 adults were selected from Bharati Hospital of Pune City by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Self-structured questionnaire was used to assess knowledge. Results: Mean score of knowledge regarding life style changes among diabetic patient was 7.65 with 2.119534 standard deviation that show poor knowledge and the ā€˜pā€™ value was more than level of significance 0.05.So there is association between gender, duration of disease, dietary pattern with knowledge. There is no any association between age, marital status, education, occupation, weight, whether on insulin family history of diabetes mellitus with knowledge. Conclusion: knowledge regarding life style changes among diabetic patient was poor.
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Shweta Sontakke, Suraj Shinde, Shubhangi Gaikwad. A study to assess the knowledge regarding life style changes among diabetic patient admitted in Bharati Hospital of Pune city. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2018;1(1):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2018.v1.i1A.1
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