International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014


Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Microvascular and Macrovasclar Complications among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Tukaram Zagade [8] | Amol Patil [4]


Abstract: Aim-To assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge regarding prevention of microvascular and macrovascular complications among patients with diabetes mellitus. Methodology - The research approach adopted for this study is an evaluative approach. The research design selected for this present study was Quasi-experimental design one group pretest posttest design. The sample size consists of 40 diabetes mellitus patients; Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to assess knowledge of diabetic patients regarding prevention of Micro & Macrovascular complications of diabetes mellitus. Findings- majority of the 14 (35 %) diabetes mellitus patients belongs to the age group of 40+ (i. e.40-50 years). Majority of the respondents 25 (62.5 %) were male and 38 (95 %) were married. Maximum number of respondents 38 (95 %) were Hindu by religion. Most of the respondents 17 (42.5 %) had taken secondary education and 19 (47.5 %) were employed. Maximum number of respondents 17 (42.5 %) had their family monthly income 15001 & above. Regarding duration of illness; maximum number of respondents 19 (47.5 %) had diabetes mellitus since 1-5 years and 38 (95 %) patients had some amount of knowledge about complications of diabetes mellitus. Maximum number of the respondents 33 (82.5 %) received information about diabetes mellitus from television; and 31 (77.5 %) received information from Newspaper. After the administration of SIM the pre test and post test analysis revealed that; in pre-test majority 30 (75 %) patients had average knowledge; 3 (7.5 %) had Good knowledge; and 7 (17.5 %) had poor knowledge in total knowledge score where as in post-test majority of 28 (70 %) had average knowledge; 8 (20 %) had poor knowledge and 4 (10 %) had a good knowledge. CONCLUSION- SIM was found to be a very effective method of providing information regarding prevention of microvascular and macrovascular complications.


Keywords: Microvascular, macrovascular, complications, insulin, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,


Pages: 902 - 908


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