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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Assessment on knowledge among diabetic patients who visited community pharmacies in urban and rural areas

Author(s):
Sriram A, Swathi S, Sudaroli K, Sathya S and Dhanapal CK
Abstract:
India had 69.2 million diabetic patients (8.7%) second only to China, and this figure is likely to increase substantially by 2025. Diabetes can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. The role of pharmacists has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Traditionally, pharmacists have been viewed as individuals who dispense medications to the public.
Objective: To assess the Knowledge among diabetic patients who visited community pharmacy in urban and rural areas. To compare and contrast diabetes knowledge among diabetic patients between urban and rural areas.
Methodology: This is a randomized prospective observational study which was conducted over a period of three months. Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ) scale was used in this study.
Results: Overall from this study males were greater in number with 52.4% than females with 47.6% followed by age of the patients were higher with age group of 61-70 were suffered most with 39.5% and age group of 41-60 were suffered 35%. Those diabetic patients had duration of 6-10 years with 56% followed by 11-20 years with 28% were suffered mostly with diabetes. Nearly 25.1% of the patients in the study belong to an upper class followed by 22.4% with lower class followed by 19.2% were from upper middle class.
Conclusion: This study revealed a low level of knowledge, among the diabetic patients from both areas. When compared with rural area patients, urban patients were quite aware about diabetes knowledge and the economic problem were commonest among both patients. This study suggests that, the need for awareness programs for the patients so as to improve their knowledge regarding diabetes.
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How to cite this article:
Sriram A, Swathi S, Sudaroli K, Sathya S, Dhanapal CK. Assessment on knowledge among diabetic patients who visited community pharmacies in urban and rural areas. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):795-798.

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