Effectiveness of Mobile Diabetes Programme on Practice among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
Keywords:Mobile Diabetes, Practice, Patients, Diabetes Mellitus.
Background of the study: Mobile and smartphone (mHealth) technologies have the potential to improve diabetes care and self-management. Studies conducted are evidence for the effectiveness of mHealth interventions on practices among diabetes mellitus patients. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of mobile diabetes on practice among patients with diabetes mellitus regarding management of diabetes. Methodology: An evaluative study was conducted among 41 patients with diabetes mellitus at Bhucho Mandi community, Bathinda. The research design used for the study was Quasi Experimental pre-test post-test design without control group. Structured rating scale was used to assess self-reported practices regarding management of diabetes mellitus. Results: The study results revealed that majority of the respondents (46.34%) age lies between 30-40. 63.41% are males and 36.58% are females. None of the respondents had awareness about mobile diabetes. With respect to practice scores, in pre-test majority of the subjects 90.24% (37 patients) had reported good practice and 9.75% (4 patients) had reported very good practice regarding self-care of diabetes. After administering mobile diabetes program, the post-test scores show that, about 100% (41 patients) had reported good practice regarding management of diabetes. Conclusion: The study concludes that mobile diabetes programme was effective in improving practice regarding management of diabetes.
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