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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of a Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge regarding self-Care Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Diabetic Patients in a Selected Rural Area
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health problems worldwide. It is a group of metabolic disorders due to which patients have chronic hyperglycemia caused by either reduced insulin production or resistance to the action of insulin. Objective: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured teaching program on knowledge regarding self care management of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients in a selected rural area. Materials and methods: The research design used in this study was a pre-experimental, one-group pre-test-post-test design. A Purposive sampling technique is used to select the sample for the study. The samples consisted of 120 patients with diabetes mellitus attending the OPD clinics of Sub District Hospital D. H. Pora, PHC Kadder, and PHC Katrusu, Kulgam. A structured interview schedule regarding self-care management of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients was used to assess the level of knowledge. Results: The results showed that the diabetic patients had an inadequate level of knowledge in the pre-test. After the implementation of a structured teaching program Results of the paired ?t? test indicated that there is a significant large difference between the pre-test (M = 12.36, SD = 2.46) and post-test (M = 24.28, SD = 2.67) with a mean difference of 11.92, and the paired-t test value was 29.41, which was higher than the table value at the.05 level of significance. Conclusion: This study concludes that a structured teaching program was effective in improving the level of knowledge regarding self care management of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients.
Keywords: Self-care management, Diabetes Mellitus, Structured teaching program, Knowledge
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 359 - 361