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Ocular knowledge and practice among type 2 diabetic patients in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh

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Title
Ocular knowledge and practice among type 2 diabetic patients in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh
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BMC Ophthalmology, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12886-017-0560-x
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Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Sharmin Hossain, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is likely to have a major effect on vision, and adequate knowledge of its ocular manifestations is of substantial importance to diabetic patients. The study aimed to assess the ocular knowledge and practices among Type 2 diabetic patients of Bangladesh. This cross-sectional study included 122 diabetic patients from the outpatient department (OPD) of the apex diabetic healthcare hospital of the country under the sponsorship of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BIRDEM). A questionnaire was used for collecting data on knowledge on and practices relating to diabetes mellitus with particular emphasis on ocular issues. A predefined score was used for categorizing levels of knowledge and practices as poor, average, and good. Of the 122 respondents, 63%, 55%, 40%, 44%, and 30% reported, blindness, retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and double vision respectively, as complications of diabetes mellitus. About 50% were aware of the need for eye screening for people with the complications. Only 8% monitored their blood glucose levels daily, 15% monitored weekly, and 10% reported checking their blood pressure daily and 43% took their medications as prescribed. The level of diabetic knowledge was poor, moderate and good, respectively, among 24%, 56%, and 20% of the respondents, whereas the practice standards showed that 47%, 31%, and 22% had poor, average, and good levels respectively. The knowledge score was significantly associated with the practice score (r = 0.460, p = 0.001). The results indicate that the ocular knowledge and practices among diabetic patients attending a tertiary-care hospital in Bangladesh is average. Health and eye-care practitioners need to expand diabetic health education and promotion among diabetic patients.

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Unknown 24 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 25%
Unspecified 5 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 50%
Unspecified 6 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 0 0%

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#10,460,648
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