Assessment of Family Focused Intervention on Knowledge among Diabetic Clients


Authors : Manonmani K; Kanchana S

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20SEP467

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic disease worldwide. The low levels of education and poor awareness about the disease have an impact on the health of the people living with diabetes mellitus. To assess the need of family focused intervention on knowledge among diabetic clients. Research approach utilized was quantitative research approach. Research design followed was true experimental design. Family focused intervention was the independent variable in the study. Knowledge was the dependent variable. Samples were selected using total enumeration technique. Pre test was assessed using structured interview schedule. Family focused intervention was given after pre test which includes IEC, counseling regarding diet and specific management, demonstration regarding foot care and exercise. Post test was conducted using the same tool. Comparison of the pre and post test level of knowledge showed that the overall mean knowledge score in the post test was 24.50 and 10.29 in experimental and control group respectively. Comparison between experimental and control group by unpaired ‘t’ test, t=28.03 revealed that there was a high significant difference between the experimental and control group. The results showed that there was significant improvement in the level of knowledge only in the experimental group. This revealed that family focused intervention was effective among diabetic clients. Knowledge was improved among experimental group to whom intervention was given. Hence family focused intervention can be incorporated as an integral component of the comprehensive health care services at primary level to enable the diabetic clients to manage the condition and prevent the complications.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus, Family Focused Intervention, Knowledge and Diabetic Clients

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