Utility of Indian diabetic risk score (IDRS) in a rural area of Coastal Karnataka, India

Rao, Chythra R and Kulkarni, Muralidhar M and Sathiya, Narayanan S and Kamath, Veena G and Kamath, Asha and Ballala, Kirthinath (2014) Utility of Indian diabetic risk score (IDRS) in a rural area of Coastal Karnataka, India. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 3 (13). pp. 3272-3277. ISSN 2278-4802

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CONTEXT: The prevalence of Diabetes is on a rise throughout the world. The major task for the community physicians is identification of individuals at risk in order to delay or prevent the onset of Diabetes Mellitus. The present study was conducted to assess the utility of Indian Diabetic Risk score (IDRS) in a rural area. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted during screening camps held at the Rural Maternity and Child Welfare Homes, managed by Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data was collected with respect to Socio-demographic factors, occupation, physical activity and family history of Diabetes. Anthropometric measurements were done and random blood glucose was estimated using a glucometer. All subjects attending the camp above 25 years of age were eligible to be part of the study except known diabetics. RESULTS: A total of 251 adults reported for the health camps conducted at the rural centres, out of which the data for 209 participants was complete and eligible. Among 209 subjects, majority (78.5%) were females and 21.5% were males. The IDRS Score of ≥ 60 was obtained for 115(55%) subjects, moderate risk with score ranging 30 to 50 was seen in 90(43.1%) and 4(1.9%) had low risk. Of the 115 subjects who belonged to high risk group, 21 (18.3%) of them had RBS ≥140 mg/dl. CONCLUSION: IDRS is a simple useful and cost-effective screening tool for diabetes in resource limited settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Diabetic Risk Score; random blood glucose; body mass index; rural area.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139251

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