Difficulties Found By Persons Living With Diabetes Mellitus: A Quantitative Analysis
Goal: to know the main difficulties faced by DM patients, characterizing the socioeconomic situation of the interviewees, identifying the type of care received by DM patients.
Method: It was a research of the descriptive exploratory type with quantitative approach that was carried out in the Basic Health Care of the city of Camutanga/PE. The population was formed by one hundred (100) diabetic patients enrolled at the FHS of said municipality, the sample will be formed by one hundred (100) of diabetics from UBS Mini Posto. The instrument for data collection was a form. The data collection took place in September and October 2016 after approval by the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculdade de Enfermagem Nova Esperança (FACENE). CAAE: 59111616.1.0000.517
Results and Discussion: the data obtained in the research show that 65% of the study participants are between the age group over 65 years; 67% have primary education; 53% are retired; 62% reported receiving a minimum wage. About the data related to the issue 31% report that they have diabetes between 05 to 10 years; 79% prevail with type 2; 100% make use of medication; 43% use glibenclamide and metformin.
Conclusion: in view of the foregoing, it is concluded that this municipality presents several positive points in caring for the patients, but there are still gaps to provide adequate care to the carriers.
Descriptors: Diabetes Mellitus. Primary Health Care. Nursing.
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