The relationship between diabetic knowledge and self-care among the Elderly with diabetes Type 2 in Kerman-2016

Introduction: self-care behaviors are an effective means in managing diabetes in the elderly

Vahidreza Borhaninejad; Kerman University of Medical Sciences; Tahereh Mansouri; Raziyehalsadat Hoseyni; Afsaneh Kojaie bidgoli; Reza Fadayevatan; University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences; University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences; University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences; University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Introduction: self-care behaviors are an effective means in managing diabetes in the elderly
  • This study aimed to determine the predictors of diabetes self-care in the elderly in Kerman based on the role of diabetic knowledge
  • In this cross-sectional study, 374 elderly diabetic patients who had referred to health screening centers in Kerman were chosen via cluster sampling
  • It is necessary to develop an educational intervention based on diabetic knowledge with the goal of properly managing diabetes in the elderly patients

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