Difficulties Found By Persons Living With Diabetes Mellitus: A Quantitative Analysis

  • Danielle Aurília Ferreira Macêdo Maximino FACENE/FAMENE
  • Claudete Maria da Silva FACENE/FAMENE
  • Eva Pôrto Bezerra FACENE/FAMENE
  • Danielle Martins do Nascimento Oliveira UFPB
  • Cássia Surama Oliveira da Silva UFPB
  • Josélio Soares de Oliveira Filho FACENE/FAMENE
  • Nereide de Andrade Vir´gínio FACENE/FAMENE
  • Cláudia Germana Virgínio de Souto FACENE/FAMENE
  • Amanda Benício da Silva FACENE/FAMENE
  • Gerson da Silva Ribeiro UFPB
  • Emmanuella Costa de Azevedo Mello FESVIP
  • Andréa Márcia Cunha Lima UFPB
  • Lucas Cunha Pimenta Barbosa Maternity Frei Damião
  • Déa Sílvia Moura da Cruz FACENE/FAMENE
  • Daniela Karina Antão Marques FACENE/FAMENE
  • Maurício Caxias de Souza Universidade Federal da Paraíba


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.

Apr 25, 2017
How to Cite
MAXIMINO, Danielle Aurília Ferreira Macêdo et al. Difficulties Found By Persons Living With Diabetes Mellitus: A Quantitative Analysis. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2446>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2373.

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