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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127

Relationship between self care management with glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients

1 Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Social Determinant of Health Research Center Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2 Diabetes Research Center Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3 Medical Student Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

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Akram Ghadiri-Anari
Diabetes Research Center, Talar-e-Honar Alley, Shahid Sadoughi Blvd., Yazd, Postal Code: 8917693571
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_207_19

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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-care management and HbA1c level of the patients with type 2 diabetes in YAZD. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study. The number of 376 diabetic patients referred to the Diabetes Research Center in Yazd entered the study. The data collection tool was a summary of Diabetes Self Care Activity questionnaire (SDSCA), which was collected through interviews with patients. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software V 16 and kruskalwallis and independent sample t tests. Results: The results showed that of 376 patients, 218 (%58) were women and 158 (%42) were male. The mean age of the participants in the study was 54.5 ± 10.9 years old and the mean duration of the disease was 9.53 ± 8.39 years. The mean HbA1C in the patients was 7.93% ± 1.38%. The mean of BMI was 28.93 ± 6 kg/ m2. The mean of self-care score in the patients under study was 30.53 ± 11.4. There was a significant relationship between the mean of self-care score, BMI, age and HbA1C (P value <0.05). Conclusions: According to the results of the study, it can be concluded that the level of self-care in patients with controlled diabetes mellitus (HbA1C <7%) is more than patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (HbA1c ≥9%).

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