International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

A Study to Assess the Difficulties in Providing Care as Expressed by the Mothers of Children with Diabetes Mellitus in Selected Setting in Chennai

Deepalakshmi [3]

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder. In India the annual incidence of childhood diabetes had increased from 7.8/100,000 in 1999 to 10.6/100,000 in 2003. Diabetes demands mothers to modify their child rearing practice to manage the disease condition of the child. Management aspects of the child with diabetes are mainly related to diet, activities of children, medication, monitoring of blood glucose level, care during illness of the children. When providing care, mother faces difficulties which may depend on the mother's knowledge, interest, occupation, availability of time, child's nature and schooling time. Research approach was explorative in nature and descriptive design was used for this study. The study was conducted among the mothers of children with Diabetes Mellitus attending inpatient and outpatient department of TAG VHS Diabetes Research Center, Adyar and Aruna Diabetes Center, Choolaimedu, Chennai. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 mothers. Data was collected using semi structured interview schedule. Majority of the mothers had difficulties in monitoring and maintaining blood glucose level (98.33%), drug administration and management (95%), promotion of optimum rest, sleep and exercise (85%), dietary management (78.33%) and promotion of growth and development (76.67%), maintaining drug timing (84.21%) and getting diabetic medication for their child(76.36%). 56.7% of the mothers had moderate difficulties, 31.7% of the mothers had low difficulties and 11.7% of the mothers had high difficulties in providing care to the child with Diabetes Mellitus. Majority of the mothers of children with Diabetes Mellitus experienced moderate difficulty in providing care to their children. Elder mothers experienced lower difficulty than the younger mothers. Mothers of male children with Diabetes Mellitus had moderate difficulty. The findings of the study helps in evidence based practice for nurses.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, chronic metabolic disorder

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2109 - 2112

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