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Baharvand P, Moazami Ghoodarzi H, Moarefzade M. The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic Patients of Khorramabad diabetes center in 2015. yafte. 2015; 17 (2) :51-59
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Background: Neuropathy is an important complication and contributes to the morbidity of diabetes mellitus. Evidence indicates early detection of neuropathy results in fewer foot ulcers and amputations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients. Methods and Materials: This cross-sectional study was conducted on diabetics selected randomly from those who referred to diabetes center of Khorramabad in 2015. The data collecting sheet included demographic information, body mass index and Michigan questionnaire which consisted of two parts. The first part assessed neuropathic symptoms and the second part encluded a brief physical examination. The descriptive and analytic statistics were used for data analysis. Results: The prevalence of diabetic neuropathy in patients was 28 percent. duration of disease was signifcantly associated with DPN ((P value <0.05 ).We observed no association between neuropathy and other variabls. Conclusion: The results of this study emphasize the importance of screening for early detection of neuropathy in diabetic patients . Michigan questionnaire would appear to be an appropriate ,cheap applicability and easy to use tool for identifying patients at risk of having neuropathy.

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Received: 2015/09/22 | Accepted: 2015/09/22 | Published: 2015/09/22

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