Effectiveness of educational intervention regarding knowledge of Self-care management of Diabetes Mellitus during Pandemic COVID 19 among senior citizens residing in selected old age homes
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2363-2373
AbstractBackground:The incidence and prevalence of Corona virus among the population are increasing day by day. It has spread globally. It affects different people in different way. Most of the people will have mild to moderate symptom and recover without hospitalization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is acontagious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Senior citizen and those with underlying health problems like cardiac disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.People with diabetes develop a viral infection; it can be difficult to treat because of variations in blood glucose levels and probably, the presence of diabetes complications.1The best you to prevent and control transmission Corona Virus are of educating people regarding causative factor and spread of this infection. The primary prevention of this disease is washing hands or use of alcohol based sanizer and mask. The other preventive measures to keep safe from Covid 19 infection such as social distancing, avoid crowd and keeps rooms well ventilated. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventions regarding knowledge of Self-care management of Diabetes Mellitus during Pandemic COVID 19 among senior citizens. To find out the association between study findings and demographic variables. Method: One group pre-testpost was adopted as study design and involved 60Senior Citizens. The pretest was conducted followed by educational intervention and after 7 days post test was conducted. Outcomes were stated that knowledge among the senior citizens residing in old age homes improved remarkably after educational interventions. Result: Educational interventions were found to be significantly effective in improving the knowledge of the senior citizens.Conclusion: The overall study findings concluded that educational intervention is an effective strategy in improving knowledge of Self-care management of Diabetes Mellitus during Pandemic COVID among the senior citizens.
Key words-Diabetes Mellitus, Self-care Management, knowledge COVID 19, Senior citizens
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