International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part A (2017)
Assess the knowledge regarding alternative therapies for control of blood glucose level among diabetic patients in tertiary care Hospital, Nellore
N Yoga Lakshmi, N Subhashini and Dr. Indira Arumugam
The present study aims are to assess the knowledge regarding the alternative therapies for control of blood glucose level among diabetic clients and to find out the association between the level of knowledge and socio demographic variables of diabetic clients. 30 diabetic clients admitted to Narayana Medical college hospital were selected by using the non probability convenience sampling technique. structured questionnaire was used for assessing the knowledge regarding alternative therapies. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The study results revealed that 63.4% are having inadequate knowledge followed by 33.33% are had moderately adequate knowledge and remaining 3.33% only had adequate knowledge. The study concluded that majority of diabetic clients are having inadequate knowledge regarding alternative therapies for control of blood glucose it indicates there is a need to educate the patient to minimize the side effects of conventional hypoglycemic drugs and enhance the better control of diabetes.