Event Title

Diabetes self management: education can make a difference

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background: According to current figures in Pakistan 7.1 million people suffer from diabetes, making it the seventh highest population of diabetic patients in the world .Education is the cornerstone of diabetes care. Lack of awareness can lead to patients suffering from diabetes complications. This project was conducted to determine the knowledge and practices of the patients and make them indepent through continue education so they can participate their Diabetes management programme.

Objective: To evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a structured multidisciplinary group education programme for diabetic patients about their disease; psychosocial factors and lifestyle measures.

Method: This data was collected from endocrine clinic at the Aga Khan University hospital from year 2011- 2012. A total number of 17 patients, 8 males and 9females, 3 with type-1 and 14 with type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM) were included in the project .Data was retrieved from pre & post questionnaire sheets which were recorded during patients visit in the “Diabetes Modular Classes”. The questionnaire was designed which contained10 questions about of Diabetes, ranging from the correct knowledge about disease, misconception regarding dietary measures, sign& symptoms of hypo & hyperglycemia & the normal values of their targets.

Result: The comparison of pre and post knowledge assessment of approx 17 patients, who attended all four modules, revealed that their pre knowledge score were 67.6% where as their post results after attended all sessions were 87.3%.

Conclusion: Comparison of pre & post quiz results shows that multidisciplinary well planned group education programme have better impact on patient’s .The knowledge impart via these classes make patients independent regarding their self management of disease process & life style modification

Keywords: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Multidisciplinary structured group

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Diabetes self management: education can make a difference

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: According to current figures in Pakistan 7.1 million people suffer from diabetes, making it the seventh highest population of diabetic patients in the world .Education is the cornerstone of diabetes care. Lack of awareness can lead to patients suffering from diabetes complications. This project was conducted to determine the knowledge and practices of the patients and make them indepent through continue education so they can participate their Diabetes management programme.

Objective: To evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a structured multidisciplinary group education programme for diabetic patients about their disease; psychosocial factors and lifestyle measures.

Method: This data was collected from endocrine clinic at the Aga Khan University hospital from year 2011- 2012. A total number of 17 patients, 8 males and 9females, 3 with type-1 and 14 with type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM) were included in the project .Data was retrieved from pre & post questionnaire sheets which were recorded during patients visit in the “Diabetes Modular Classes”. The questionnaire was designed which contained10 questions about of Diabetes, ranging from the correct knowledge about disease, misconception regarding dietary measures, sign& symptoms of hypo & hyperglycemia & the normal values of their targets.

Result: The comparison of pre and post knowledge assessment of approx 17 patients, who attended all four modules, revealed that their pre knowledge score were 67.6% where as their post results after attended all sessions were 87.3%.

Conclusion: Comparison of pre & post quiz results shows that multidisciplinary well planned group education programme have better impact on patient’s .The knowledge impart via these classes make patients independent regarding their self management of disease process & life style modification

Keywords: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Multidisciplinary structured group