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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SABZEVAR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   JULY-AUGUST 2014 , Volume 21 , Number 3; Page(s) 473 To 484.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTS OF SELF-CARING ON DIABETIC PATIENTS IN QOM DIABETES ASSOCIATION 2013

 
 
Author(s):  PARHAM MAHMOUD, RASOOLI ALI, SAFAEIPOUR RUHOLLAH, MOHEBI SIAMAK*
 
* HEALTH POLICY AND PROMOTION RESEARCH CENTER, QOM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, QOM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Diabetes is considered as one of the most important health issues in 3rd millenary that the number of the patients is increasing. Self-care has been known as one of the most effective method for The prevention and control of diabetes complications. This research was performed to assess the selfcaring grades in diabetic patients who come to Qom diabetes community in 1391.
Materials and Methods: this cross-sectional descriptive and analytic study was conducted on 251 diabetic patients referring to the Qom diabetes community and was selected randomly.
Demographic and information record checklist and also standard SDSCA questionnaire were used to collect data. Obtained information was analyzed through SPSS software 18 and p value lower than 0.05 was considered as significant level.
Results: Results showed a proportion of 32.99% have never performed any self-caring activity and only 7.97% of them followed these every day. The mean values of FBS and HbA1c were 157.74 mg/dl and 7.74 mg/dl, respectively and also selfcaring score was 46.53. There was observed a significant reverse association between FBS and HbA1c values.
Conclusion: Self-caring is substantially unacceptable in diabetic patients who are under covered of Qom diabetes community and they don’t perform some self-caring actions like diary regime, appropriate exercise, control of blood glucose, foot caring and also taking medicine or insulin injection completely and regular.
For this reason, these patients had inappropriate values of FBS and HbA1c.

 
Keyword(s): DIABETES, SELF-CARE, FBS, HBA1C
 
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