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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding self administration of insulin injection among diabetic patients in selected rural area of Ludhiana, Punjab

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding self administration of insulin injection among diabetic patients in selected rural area of Ludhiana, Punjab

Author(s)
Jyotika Sharma
Abstract
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder, characterized by hyperglycemia that is high blood sugar levels. This is cause due to a relative or absolute insulin deficiency, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Lack of insulin, either relative or absolute affects metabolism or breaking down of carbohydrates, proteins, fat, water and electrolytes leading to an accumulation of glucose in the blood.
Aim: The study was carried out to assess the knowledge regarding self administration insulin injection among diabetic patient in rural area.
Methodology: A descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge of 60 patient in selected Village Sarabha by sampling technique who were live in Village Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab. A self structure questionnaire tool was used to assess the knowledge.
Results: The results of the study reveal that there was no any significance association of age, gender, weight, marital status, income, source of information, type of food habits, family history, insulin units and use of syringe with level of knowledge. But there was significant value i.e. p=0.056*, p=0.013*, p=0.019* had association between the type of family, education and occupation respectively with the knowledge. Hence it was concluded that type of family, education, and occupation had impact on knowledge of diabetic patients.
Conclusion: Hence, it is concluded that the majority of patients having poor knowledge towards diabetes mellitus.
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How to cite this article:
Jyotika Sharma. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding self administration of insulin injection among diabetic patients in selected rural area of Ludhiana, Punjab. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(1):04-07.
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