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State of patients' knowledge about treatment and proceedings in type 2 diabetes.

Filip, Rafal; Lewandowska, Anna; Szczepankiewicz, Malgorzata and Majda, Blanka LU (2014) In Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine 21(2). p.359-363
Abstract
objective. The aim of the research was to evaluate the level of patients' knowledge about type 2 diabetes, treatment and proceedings in the case of the disease. materials and method. 100 patients suffering from type 2 diabetes were included in the research, aged 40-90 years (64% and 36%), who lived in the countryside (54%) and in the city (46%), hospitalized in the internal and geriatric wards in provincial hospitals of the Podkarpacie Region in south-eastern Poland. The research method was a diagnostic survey conducted by use of a questionnaire that consisted of 31 both multiple choice and open questions. Among the respondents, 64% were women and 36% men. Among them, 18% were aged from 40-50, 20% aged from 51-60, 28% from 61-70, 24% from... (More)
objective. The aim of the research was to evaluate the level of patients' knowledge about type 2 diabetes, treatment and proceedings in the case of the disease. materials and method. 100 patients suffering from type 2 diabetes were included in the research, aged 40-90 years (64% and 36%), who lived in the countryside (54%) and in the city (46%), hospitalized in the internal and geriatric wards in provincial hospitals of the Podkarpacie Region in south-eastern Poland. The research method was a diagnostic survey conducted by use of a questionnaire that consisted of 31 both multiple choice and open questions. Among the respondents, 64% were women and 36% men. Among them, 18% were aged from 40-50, 20% aged from 51-60, 28% from 61-70, 24% from 71-80-years-old, and 10% of respondents were aged over 80. Among the examined, 12% were treated only by diet, 24% by insulin, 18% by insulin and diet. results. From among respondents cured by insulin, 52% of them administered their own injections, 36% had the injections administered by a family member, and 12% had the injections administered by a nurse. From among the patients, 70% knew the symptoms of hypo- and hyperglycaemia, 84% knew how to react in the case of hypoglycaemia, but only 56% knew how to react in the case of hyperglycaemia. From among respondents, 68% controlled the skin if the feet. conclusions. Over a half of the respondents (70%) know the symptoms of diabetes and mentioned frequent urination (77%) and increased thirst (65%), but 30% had no knowledge of the symptoms of diabetes. The state of the patients' knowledge about different complications of the disease was in insufficient. (Less)
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359 - 363
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10.5604/1232-1966.1108605
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  author       = {Filip, Rafal and Lewandowska, Anna and Szczepankiewicz, Malgorzata and Majda, Blanka},
  issn         = {1898-2263},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {359--363},
  publisher    = {Institute of Agricultural Medicine in Lublin, Poland},
  series       = {Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine},
  title        = {State of patients' knowledge about treatment and proceedings in type 2 diabetes.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5604/1232-1966.1108605},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2014},
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