Factors contributing to increased cases of Diabetes Mellitus among patients aged 30-80 years in Kabubbu Health Centre IV, Wakiso District. A Cross-sectional Study.
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus , Kabubbu Health Centre IV, Wakiso District
The purpose of the study is to determine the factors contributing to increased cases of diabetes mellitus among patients aged 30-80 years in Kabubbu health centre IV, Wakiso district
The study used a descriptive cross-sectional study design on a sample of 50 respondents. A simple random technique was used as a sampling technique, a questionnaire with open and ended questions written in the English language as the data collection tool, and data was analyzed manually by use of tally sheets and presented in tables and figures using Microsoft excel.
(94%) of respondents who had ever heard about diabetes mellitus before they contracted the disease, (51%) knew obesity as the risk factor for diabetes mellitus, (40%) got know about having diabetes mellitus when they were within the age bracket of 51-60 years, (48%) commonly fed on high sugar/fat diet and (52%) were inactive in physical activities. (70%) of respondents' houses had cemented floors, (66%) got any kind of social/emotional support from family members or friends regarding their current health status, (60%) had a family history of DM, and (77%) agreed that they get any kind of emotional or psychological distress at work.
Obesity, age, increased sugar/fat diet intake inactive physical activity status, respondent’s nature of the job, psychological distress at work, family history of diabetes mellitus, poor health-seeking behaviors, inadequate access to counseling services about diabetes, and inability to afford medical services were the main factors contributing to increased cases of diabetes mellitus among patients aged 30-80 years.
Health workers at Kabubbu health centre IV should carry out a comprehensive health assessment to identify the educational needs of individuals with or without diabetes to provide appropriate educational, psychological and clinical support.
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