COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details. editor@innovativepublication.com, rakesh.its@gmail.com, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804


Print ISSN:-2394-6768

Online ISSN:-2394-6776

CODEN : IJFCAE

Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 7 , Issue: 1

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 272

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 123

Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


Perceived challenges in diabetic care: A cross sectional study among in-patients of a tertiary care hospital


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Research Article

Author Details : Manjunatha S N, Sajja Jayashree*

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 208-210


Suggest article by email

Abstract

Introduction: India recognized as capital for diabetes in world accounts for 69.2 million cases i.e. 8.7% as per the 2015 International Diabetes Federation Data. Despite the availability of efficient medications the mortality and morbidity due to the disease is increasing. Therefore the current study was carried with an aim to identify the barriers of access to care.

Objective: To identify the socio-cultural, economic and educational barriers in continuum of treatment among diabetics.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital, Mysore. Diabetic patients admitted in the hospital were considered for the study.

Results: There was no fear of stigma among the participants. 80% of the patients were dependent either economically or physically on their family members, amongst which only half of them got the required family support. 83% of the participants felt that travel to hospital, stay and other expenses were adding on to their existing financial burden of direct and indirect economic loses. The proportion of people among literates who had good knowledge was higher as compared to illiterate but the difference was not statistically significant.

Conclusion: Counselling sessions must be provided both in hospital and community based setting to enhance health literacy among diabetics.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Socio-cultural, Health literacy, Economic burden, Counselling.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijfcm.2019.045

How to cite : Manjunatha S N, Jayashree S , Perceived challenges in diabetic care: A cross sectional study among in-patients of a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2019;6(4):208-210

Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and Indian J Forensic Community Med. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org)