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  • Inventi:hnr/18607/16
    KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING THE USE OF HOME REMEDIES IN DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG DIABETIC ADULTS
    Neetu Tripathi*, Lavpreet Kaur, Ravandeep Kaur

    Diabetes mellitus is a global health problem, a chronic disease and is now growing as an epidemic in both developed and developing countries. There are lots of home remedies which are available but due to insufficient knowledge people use only some of them for example aloe vera, bitter gourd, gooseberry, onion juice and garlic etc. An exploratory study was carried out in villages of Ludhiana that is Sarabha and Aitiana, Ludhiana, Punjab to assess the knowledge and practice regarding the use of home remedies in diabetes mellitus among adults (45-65 years). Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted and 110 diabetic adults were chosen as sample. The selected respondents were studied to assess knowledge and practice regarding use of home remedies in diabetes mellitus among diabetic adults. A self structured questionnaire and check list was developed to assess the knowledge and practice regarding the use of home remedies. The data was collected by interview technique and the data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the present study indicates that from the total 110 diabetic adult more than half that is 58 diabetic adults had average level of knowledge. The findings regarding the practice shows that from the total 70 diabetic adults more than one fourth diabetic adults that is 30 diabetic adults had average level of practice regarding use of home remedies. There is negative correlation between knowledge and practice scores. Instead of having average level of knowledge their practice of using home remedies was poor. So it is recommended that community health nurse should arrange health education campaign to assess and increase the awareness regarding the practice of using home remedies among diabetic patients and general public.

    How to Cite this Article
    Neetu Tripathi, Lavpreet Kaur, Ravandeep Kaur. Knowledge and Practice Regarding the Use of Home Remedies in Diabetes Mellitus among Diabetic Adults. Inventi Impact: Nursing Research, 2016(3):120-123, 2016.
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