Volume 14, Number 4 (12-2012)                   yafte 2012, 14(4): 49-57 | Back to browse issues page


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Anbari K, Ghanadi K, Kaviani M, Montazeri R. The self care and its related factors in diabetic patients of khorramabad city. yafte. 2012; 14 (4) :49-57
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-873-en.html

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Background : Self-care is considered as an important process in to control diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the self care and its influencing factors in diabetic patients in Khorramabad city. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study 80 patients with type 2 diabetes, a‌dmitted to hospitals diabetes clinic and urban health care centers and an endocrinologist's office in Khorramabad, were selected using convenience sampling method. Data ghathering tool in this study was self-care scale Tubert – Glasgow which assessed the self care of their patients in different domains during the past seven days. Data were analysed by independent t- tests and one way ANOVA. Results: Self-care average scores in patients were (32.7±12.76) and the utility level was moderate. Low self-care behaviors were seen in daily check of blood glucose (3.4±3.8), physical activity(4.7±4.2) and general care of the feet(4.9±4.9). The self care average scores based on litrecy, resident place , type of treatment and the patients' life net was significantly different . Conclusion: : In order for health promotion and optimal control of disease in diabetic patients, training programs to empower patients in their self care should be considered.
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Received: 2012/12/4

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