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Inventi Impact - Advanced Nursing

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  • Inventi:han/80/14
    A CORRELATION STUDY ON THE FEAR OF HYPOGLYCAEMIA AND SELFCARE ABILITY OF PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS ON INSULIN THERAPY IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN MANGALORE
    Ramya Philip, Larissa Martha Sams

    Diabetes mellitus, a systemic disease caused by imbalance between insulin supply and insulin demand is a common chronic disease requiring lifelong behavioural and life style change. The research was carried out to assess the correlation between hypoglycemia fear and self-care ability of patients with type II diabetes mellitus on insulin therapy. A descriptive corelational research design was used to assess the hypoglycemia fear and self-care ability among 150 patients with type II diabetes mellitus on insulin therapy in selected hospitals at Mangalore. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the sample for study. The data was collected by using rating scales. In the self-care inventory scale 41.33% of subjects scored between 36-40 and 59.33% of subjects scored between 71-80 in hypoglycemia fear survey. There was a significant association between the hypoglycemia fear with demographic characteristics of age (p = 0.769), type of treatment (p = 0.034), educational status (p = 0.037), type of family (p = 0.203), place of residence (p = 0.244), religion (p = 0.923), income of the family (p = 0.997), habit of alcohol intake (p = 0.335) and duration of diabetic mellitus (p = 0.029). The study also found that there was a positive and significant correlation between the hypoglycemia fear and self-care ability (r(148) = 0.032; p<0.05). The findings of the study concluded that when self-care ability increases, the hypoglycemia fear also increases.

    How to Cite this Article
    Cite this article as: Ramya Philip, Larissa Martha Sams. A Correlation Study on the Fear of Hypoglycaemia and Self-care Ability of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Insulin Therapy in Selected Hospitals in Mangalore. Inventi Impact: Advanced Nursing, 2014(4):194-199, 2014.
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