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:: Volume 6, Issue 3 (10-2018) ::
J Diabetes Nurs 2018, 6(3): 550-557 Back to browse issues page
Self-care Behavior and Rrelated Factors of Patients with Diabetes Type II in Saravan in 2017
Jasem Allahyari , Nasser Shirani , Mohammad Sadegh Sargolzaei , Javad Jafari , Javad Afshari
Zabol University of Medical Sciences , ms.sargolzaei@gmail.com
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Introduction: Diabetes as one of the serious problems in the health system is known as the silent death. An effective way to examine patients with diabetes is to evaluate self-care behaviors. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate self-care behaviors and related factors in diabetic patients referring to the diabetes clinic in Saravan, Iran, in 2017.

Materials and Methods: The population of this descriptive analytic study consisted of 80 patients with diabetes type 2 referring to the diabetes clinic in Saravan selected by census method. Data were collected through demographic form and self-care behavior questionnaire. Data analysis was performed in SPSS (version 23) using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and ANOVA.

Result: self-care mean and standard deviation were 37.87±12.03, respectively. The findings showed that patients had low, moderate, and high levels of self-care behaviors (i.e. 62.5%, 32.5%, and 3.8%, respectively). Variables, such as levels of education and job status, correlated directly with self-care behaviors (P<0/05).

Conclusion: The findings showed that the majority of patients indicated a moderate level of self-care. Therefore, it is suggested to improve self-care behavior by offering educational programs to raise the patients’ consciences regarding the importance of self-care behavior in controlling and alleviating the complication of diabetes.

Keywords: Self-care, Diabetes, Patients with diabetes type II
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Diabetic nursing care plane
Received: 2018/05/27 | Accepted: 2018/10/17 | Published: 2018/10/22
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Allahyari J, Shirani N, Sargolzaei M S, Jafari J, Afshari J. Self-care Behavior and Rrelated Factors of Patients with Diabetes Type II in Saravan in 2017. J Diabetes Nurs 2018; 6 (3) :550-557
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Volume 6, Issue 3 (10-2018) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه پرستاری دیابت Journal of Diabetes Nursing
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