The Empowerment among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients
Context: TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS is one of the most serious health concerns and policy agendas around the world. Diabetes is strongly associated with the patients’ unhealthy lifestyle and behavioural patterns and socio-economic changes. New model of thinking is required to recognize whether the patients are in control of and responsible for the daily self-management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. A descriptive study was conducted for a period of 4 weeks in 2018 in AIMS hospital. Objective is to assess the level empowerment among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, to find the association between Diabetes Empowerment Scale and selected variable. Method Data were collected by using Diabetes Empowerment Scale(DES). Collected data was analysed by using IBS SPSS software version 20.
Methodology: A quantitative research approach with convenience sampling technique was used for study the setting of the study was the sample size of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patient selected. A semistructured questionnaire used to assess demographic data and diabetes empowerment scale used to assess empowerment among type 2 Diabetic Patient.
Result: A sample size of 150 was available for analysis, ranging from 20 years to above with 43% of the subjects belongs to the age group above 65 years and majority are females. Using, diabetes empowerment scale, each domains of ‘managing the psychosocial aspects of diabetes, assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change and setting and achieving diabetes goal were measured and scored for each patient. The Data analysis revealed a statistical significance in age.
Conclusion: Using the empowerment approach, healthcare professional would help patients make informed decision in accordance with their particular circumstance.
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