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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
The Socio- Demographic Status of Diabetic Patientattending at NHNs in Dhaka City
Lutful Kabir, Mostarial Jannat, ASM Rahenur Mondol, Zia Hayder Bosunia, Mostafa Kabir Ahmed, Shafiqus Saleheen, Afjal Hossain, Abu Hena Md. Shohel Rana
Published: March 27, 2020 | 63 44
Objective: In this study our main aim is to evaluate the socio- demographic status of diabetic patient. Method: This retrospective Cohort study was conducted among 430 Diabetic population of adult age group (≥18 years) of all socioeconomic strata attending at different NHNs in Dhaka city from October 2017 to October 2018. Results: Among the patients, (77%) had education level SSC or above, (10%) illiterated and (13%) primary passed. Most of the patients 79.50% leading sedentary life style and from the remaining patients 10.2% were light worker, moderate worker was 6.50% and heavy worker only 3.7%.Only 68(15.8%) had knowledge about foot care and 36(8.40%) had knowledge about sick day management out of 430 patients. Most of the patients 47.7% treated with combined oral drugs and 30.9% with oral drug plus insulin during their intervening time. Conclusion: From our result we can say that, pattern of diabetes management at different NHNs (National Healthcare Networks) in Dhaka city were heterogeneous. In some cases, diabetes education was poor and guide line based treatment regimens were lacking at initial and follow up visit on the light of present recommendations. Further study is needed for better outcome.