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Title: Sociodemographic determinants of management behaviour of diabetic patients. Part I. Behaviour of patients in relation to management of their disease
Authors: Kamel, N.M.
Badawy, Y.A.
El Zeiny, N.A.
Merdan, I.A.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: We studied 300 randomly chosen diabetic patients to assess their behaviours in relation to management of their disease. The majority had very good compliance with regular periodic check-ups [97.0%], urine and blood screening for sugar [94.3% and 96.0% respectively], adherence to the prescribed medicines [78.3%] and foot-care practices [75.0%]. However, 35.3% and 39.0% had poor compliance with regard to checking their blood pressure and weight monitoring. Among smokers, 30.2% stopped smoking and 42.2% decreased the amount smoked after being diagnosed with the disease. Dietary compliance was either satisfactory or very good for most patients
Description: 967-973
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Patient Compliance
Self Care
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus
ISSN: 1020-3397
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