Review Descriptive Programme on Knowledge Regarding Diabetes Mellitus

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 6-16
By

    Bimla Rani

  1. Namita Sidhu

  2. Nidhi Sharma

  3. Ashu Kesar

  4. Andrew Franklin

  5. Vanshika Cheema

  1. Principal Cum Professor, Bharat College of Nursing Mudh, Jalandhar, India, Jalandhar, India
  2. Vice Principal Cum Professor, Bharat College of Nursing Mudh, Jalandhar, India, Jalandhar, India
  3. Assistant Professor, Bharat College of Nursing Mudh, Jalandhar, India, Jalandhar, India
  4. Nursing Tutor, Institute of Nursing, University Regional Center Tarn Taran, Punjab, India, Jalandhar, India
  5. Tutor, Working in Ionurc, Goindwal Sahib, Tarantaran, Punjab, India, Punjab, India
  6. GNM (N) Student, Bharat College of Nursing Mudh, Jalandhar, India, Jalandhar, India

Abstract

Context: A research study was conducted to assess the knowledge and prevalence of diabetes mellitus among elderly individuals in selected areas of Jalandhar, Punjab. The study also aimed to develop an informative guide sheet. Objectives: (1) To assess the level of understanding about diabetes mellitus among elderly individuals in the selected regions. (2) To determine the prevalence rate of diabetes mellitus among elderly individuals in the selected areas. (3) To explore the relationship between the prevalence of diabetes mellitus cases and the knowledge of the elderly population regarding the condition. (4) To investigate the association between the knowledge of elderly individuals about diabetes mellitus and their specific socio-demographic factors. Methodology: This study employed a one-group design. A total of 60 participants from Village Chak Kalan, Jalandhar, were selected using purposive sampling method. The researcher developed a descriptive knowledge questionnaire consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Conclusion: The study found that there was a need for improvement in the knowledge of elderly individuals regarding diabetes mellitus in the selected areas of Jalandhar, Punjab. The prevalence rate of diabetes mellitus among the elderly population was also determined, highlighting the significance of addressing this health issue. The findings revealed a correlation between the prevalence of diabetes cases and the knowledge level of the elderly individuals about the condition. Additionally, the study identified socio-demographic factors that were associated with the knowledge of elderly individuals about diabetes mellitus.

Keywords: diabetes mellitus, elderly population, socio-demographic factors, participants

[This article belongs to International Journal of Community Health Nursing And Practices(ijchnp)]

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