Characterization of People with Diabetes Mellitus Assisted in an Outpatient Follow-up Clinic

  • Patrícia Simplício de Oliveira
  • Carla Lidiane Jácome de Lima
  • Josefa Danielma Lopes Ferreira
  • Thalys Maynnard Costa Ferreira
  • Adriana Lira Rufino de Lucena
  • Cizone Maria Carneiro Acioly
  • Glenda Agra
  • Ronny Anderson de Oliveira Cruz
  • Maryjane Alves Oliveira da Silva
  • Marta Miriam Lopes Costa

Abstract

Objective: To characterize the profile of people with diabetes, according to sociodemographic, clinical and laboratory variables.


Method: Cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach, conducted with 110 people with diabetes mellitus treated at outpatient follow-up of a teaching hospital in João Pessoa - PB, Brazil, during February-June 2015. To collect data, we used a form contemplating sociodemographic, clinical and laboratory variables. For the analysis, we used descriptive statistics often measures for categorical variables, mean and standard deviation for numeric variables.


Results: The study revealed that the socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics increase the risk of morbidity and mortality for people studied, as well as being impediments to the realization of self-care.


Conclusion: The importance of achieving education for self-care was evident, for many of these identified factors can be modified when the person with diabetes has knowledge about their health-disease process, promoting positive attitudes in their care.

Published
Apr 13, 2017
How to Cite
OLIVEIRA, Patrícia Simplício de et al. Characterization of People with Diabetes Mellitus Assisted in an Outpatient Follow-up Clinic. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2508>. Date accessed: 28 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2400.
Section
Endocrinology

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