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Journal:   JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2016 , Volume 8 , Number 4; Page(s) 665 To 673.
 
Paper: 

KNOWLEDGE OF DIABETIC PATIENTS ABOUT FASTING, REFERRED TO DIABETIC CLINIC AT BOJNORD DISTRICT -2015

 
 
Author(s):  HOSSEINI SH., RAJABZADEH R., AKHOUNDAN M., MOHADDES HAKKAK H.R., TAVAKOLI H., NIYAZI M.*
 
* TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objectives: Fasting is an important decision for the diabetic patients, that should be done considering to the religious instructions and medical consultant. To decrease symptoms of diabetes, it is very important to estimate awareness of these patients in this domain. Aim of this study is knowledge of diabetic patients about fasting who were referred to the diabetic clinic at bojnurd district-2015.
Material & Methods: This sectional study was performed on 376 diabetes patients who were referred to diabetic clinic at Bojnord district in 2015. Data were gathered using dual questionnaires. Statistical analysis was done by Pierson coordinate index statistical tests, freet and one way variance analysis using the SPSS 16
.
Results: Mean age was 54.35±15.83 years old and most of them were females (62.3%). Majority of cases (90.3%) were suffered from type two diabetes, and 48.3% of them were illiterate. Mean score for awareness was 35.31±11.36. The most correct answer was related to the feeding diabetic patients at Ramadan month (51.03+18.49), and the least correct answer was in line with consumption of medicines decreasing blood sugar (18.0+23.44). In mean score based on level of education, there was only a significant difference in total score (p=0.035).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the diabetic patients have a low awareness of diabetes and fasting. Therefore, awareness of diabetic patients, can be important in controlling and prevention of its complications and person healthcare
.

 
Keyword(s): AWARENESS, DIABETES, FASTING
 
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