21. Knowledge and Attitude regarding Insulin, its Administration in Diabetic Patients Attending Medicine OPD in Tertiary Care Hospital
Ramesh Kumar Suthar1, Naheed Memon2 and Lal Bukhsh Khaskheli3
Objective: To find out knowledge, attitude and frequency of insulin in type II diabetic patients.
Study Design: Observational / descriptive study
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Tertiary Care Hospital from January 2016 to July 2016.
Materials and Methods: All diabetic patients who were attending the general medicine OPD were included in the study after taking informed consent. Total 135 cases were selected. Cases were interviewed and all the information regarding patient’s knowledge, attitude and its frequency of administration were gathered on pre designed proforma. Results: Mean age was noted 37+2.03 years. Out of 135 patients, 27(20%) patients belonged to age of <30 years. Majority of cases in this study, i.e. 67(49.62%) had received primary education 21(15.55%) cases were illiterate while only 15(11.11%) were graduate.18.51% had complete knowledge regarding insulin 51.85% had partial knowledge while 29.62% patients don’t know. Majority of patients i.e. 79(58.51%) patients believe that if once insulin is started, it should be continued forever and it can’t be stopped. Only 48(35.55%) patients agree that Self administration of insulin is beneficial.13(9.62%) patients were in favor that they will use insulin in future if they will be advised. 97(71.85%) patients believe that Insulin is usually prescribed as a last option in the treatment. Only 14.81% patients were under treatment of insulin while 85.19% were under oral medication.
Conclusion: In the conclusion of this study mostly patients were found without proper knowledge regarding insulin administration and mostly showed negative attitude. Key Words: Knowledge, Attitude, Insulin
Citation of article: Suthar RK, Memon N, Khaskheli LB. Knowledge and Attitude regarding Insulin, its
Administration in Diabetic Patients Attending Medicine OPD in Tertiary Care Hospital. Med Forum