2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Productivity of type 2 diabetic patients taking medication orally, injectably and both the modes
Author(s): Kalyani Singh, Monica Malik and Anil Bhansali
Type 2 diabetes effects operative and wellness of diabetics. Chandigarh is the diabetes capital of India. It tops in prevalence of prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose) in India. Objective of study was to assess, analyse, compare productivity among type 2 diabetics and compare demographic, biochemical and lifestyle parameters. 400 diabetics: males: females ratio of 50:50 were assessed. Purposive sample was prospectively taken from OPD-Endocrinology of PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. ‘Diabetes Productivity Measure’ (DPM) domain constituted items to analyse the productivity to accomplish tasks intended. Self designed and diabetic specific standardized questionnaire-DPM, with 16 items (higher the value, lower the productivity) was used. Overall productivity was seen to be lowest among respondents taking medication injectably (32.95±12.42). Irrespective of mode of medication, females showed significant lower productivity. Lower education levels equated low productivity. Housewives and labourers exhibited minimal productivity. Oral medication and cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL levels within desirable range didn't deter productivity. High cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels among diabetics taking medication through both the modes felt lowest accomplishments. Respondents taking medication injectably who slept for >7 hours and watched television for >2 hours showed least productivity. Medication through injections deteriorated productivity. Maintaining biochemical and lifestyle parameters, and keeping positive attitude helped in attaining optimum quality of life.
Pages: 342-349 | 598 Views 11 Downloads
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Kalyani Singh, Monica Malik, Anil Bhansali. Productivity of type 2 diabetic patients taking medication orally, injectably and both the modes. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):342-349.