Self Management among Diabetes Patients

Authors

  • Nyamika K.C. Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Pammi Shah Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Kabita Dhami Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Khushi Pokhrel Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Nisha Kumari Shah Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Mamta K.C. Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jonmc.v12i2.61116

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, Patients, Self-management

Abstract

Background: In the management of diabetes mellitus, the role of self-care has been pivotal. Individuals with diabetes have been shown to make a dramatic impact on the progression and development of disease by participating in their care.This study aimed to assess self-management among diabetes patients.

Materials and Methods: Analytical cross-sectional study was conducted among 232 patients with diabetes selected by convenience sampling. Diabetes Self Management Questionnaire-Revised was used to assess self-management among diabetes patients. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (bivariate logistic regression).

Results: Findings of the study revealed that out of 232 respondents, 48.7% had suboptimal diabetes self-management practices. The global score for diabetes self-management was 5.28± 1.34 The mean score for subscale cooperation with the diabetes team was highest i.e., 7.50± 1.94 followed by medication taking subscale (6.94±3.14), physical activity subscale (5.37± 3.09), eating behavior subscale (5.35±1.71) and glucose monitoring subscale (0.83± 2.19) respectively. The results further indicated a significant association between diabetes self-management and religion, type of diabetes medication, glycemic control, and diabetes complications at p<0.05.

Conclusion: The present study showed that almost half of the respondents had suboptimal diabetes self-management. Therefore, healthcare providers should further design and implement interventions to improve self-management behavior among diabetes patients

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Nyamika K.C., Department of Nursing, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

K.C., N., Shah, P., Dhami, K., Pokhrel, K., Shah, N. K., & K.C., M. (2023). Self Management among Diabetes Patients. Journal of Nobel Medical College, 12(2), 48–53. https://doi.org/10.3126/jonmc.v12i2.61116

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