Health Practices on Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Sharon, Teena and PP, Jijomon and Xavier, Ruby and Nayak, Malathi G (2013) Health Practices on Management of Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Nursing Education, 5 (2). pp. 110-113.

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Abstract

Diabetes is a progressive disease that can lead to debilitating complications and premature death if not well controlled. Health-related behavior is important in maintaining health and it is determined by individual beliefs and practices. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine the practices among diabetics on management of diabetes mellitus. Material and method: A descriptive cross sectional survey conducted among 125 diabetic adults, data collected by using structured questionnaire. Result: The study finding reveals that out of 125 diabetic adults, 46.4% were rarely using gooseberry, 61.6% were practicing sugarless tea to control their blood sugar level. Most of the diabetic adults (66.4%) were practicing ragi and 54.4% of them were using chapatti in their diet. Only 15.2% and 13.6% of diabetic adults were practicing yoga and meditation respectively in their daily activities. Conclusion: Beliefs and practices about health and illness that may affect self-care practice and health care seeking behavior in persons diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Practices.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 06:59
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 06:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137233

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