عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Assessment of knowledge among caregivers of diabetic patients in insulin dosage regimen and administration
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ارزیابی دانش در میان مراقبان بیماران دیابتی در رژیم دوزهای انسولین و تزریق
ScienceDirect- Elsevier- Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 29 (2021) 1137-1142: doi:10:1016/j:jsps:2021:08:010
Background: Inadequate production of Insulin can lead to a complex metabolic disorder named Diabetes
Mellitus that is characterized by hyperglycaemia. Diabetes is leading metabolic disease that causes major
disability and increased death-rate world-wide. Diabetes can cause neuropathy, blindness, ischaemic
heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, increased risk of stroke, and renal diseases. Since the management of diabetes mellitus is complex, the reliance of some patients on their caregivers has increased. In
this study, a caregiver is a family member or a paid helper who is willing to provide long-term assistance
to a child, an older adult, or a person with a disability.
Aim: The knowledge of caregivers about insulin doses (administration and adjustment) is determined and to study the correlation between the demographic data (age, gender, and marital status) and the knowledge of caregivers.
Methodology: This is a cross sectional type of descriptive study. A questionnaire was built based on literature review and was reviewed and validated by 17 arbitrators and modified accordingly. A pilot study was performed on 5 people of the targeted population to assess the feasibility, duration, and clarity of the data collection tool. The questionnaire was distributed online and had some extra questions to exclude non-relevant responses.
Results: A total of 819 participants filled the online questionnaire. Out of these, 83.6% were female and 16.4% were male. The good knowledge was significantly associated with caregivers who had patients diagnosed with diabetes since less than 6 months when compared with others.
Conclusion: Caregivers who reported that they do not live with the healthcare receiver had less knowledge compared with those they live, and it is statically significant association. 55% were satisfied with their level of knowledge about insulin doses management. This study indicates who lives with patient has caregiver’s knowledge on inulin dosages administration 1.766 times from who don’t have.
keywords: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) | Caregivers | Metabolic disorder | Hyperglycaemia | Demographic data | Insulin dosage