A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on management and prevention of diabetic emergency among diabetic patients attending medicine OPD at SMCH, Thandalam
Mary Minolin T and Gayathri S
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in the world. Diabetes mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple etiologies characterized by chronic hypoglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Hyperglycemia is an increase in blood glucose level. Hypoglycemia is a lower than normal level of blood glucose. Creating awareness on signs and symptoms among diabetic clients may reduce the complications. An evaluative approach quasi experimental research design was conducted among 100 diabetic client. Convenient sampling technique was used to select samples. Structured interview was used to collect demographic data, knowledge questions. Pre-test was conducted to assess the knowledge on diabetic client followed by administration of information booklet. After 7 days post test was conducted by using same questionnaire. The study finding revealed that after the administration of information booklet among Diabetic patient. Considering overall knowledge score, in pretest they scored only 11.7, after STP they scored 19.87 and mean difference is 8.14. The difference between pretest and posttest knowledge is large and its statistically significant. Statistical significance was calculated by paired ‘t’ test. The t= 39.5182, df= 99. It shows a positive correlation which was found to be statistically significant p<0.001. This clearly interferes there is significantly improvement in the post-test level of knowledge regarding management and awareness of diabetic emergency among Diabetic patient.
Mary Minolin T, Gayathri S. A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on management and prevention of diabetic emergency among diabetic patients attending medicine OPD at SMCH, Thandalam. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2020;3(2):25-30. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2020.v3.i2a.63