EVALUATION OF SELF-CARE AMONG ADOLESCENT WITH DIABETES MELLITUS ATTENDING DIABETES AND ENDOCRINE CENTER IN BABYLON GOVERNORATE, IRAQ

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Haneen Mohammed Jasim, Huda Ghazi Hameed

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness that impact all aspects of the lives of individuals and their families and reduces the quality of life and can cause both acute and chronic complications that require mandatory lifestyle changes. The aim of the study was to assess self-care among diabetic adolescent and its relationship with socio-demographic features of patients, their families, disease history, and life style features. Patient and methods: Cross -sectional study carried out at a diabetic and endocrine center from October 1, 2023, to February 1, 2024 included 369 Adolescents aged 13–19 years who were already diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Self-care was assessed using, Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ), SPSS version 26 was used to analyze data and a P value≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant.  Results: - more than half (56.37%) of participants had fair self -care, (27.37%) had good self- care and (16.26%) have poor self-care. The fair self-care is significantly associated (P<0.05) with younger age, female sex, self-employed, engaged students, whom parents aged less than 50 years. While good self-care was associated ((P<0.05) with family history of diabetes, non-smoker and physically active students. Conclusion: -the result of present study concluded that the high percentage of studied adolescent have moderate self -care and low percentage have good self –care


 

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Huda Ghazi Hameed, H. M. J. (2024). EVALUATION OF SELF-CARE AMONG ADOLESCENT WITH DIABETES MELLITUS ATTENDING DIABETES AND ENDOCRINE CENTER IN BABYLON GOVERNORATE, IRAQ. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1908–1917. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/610
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