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PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON GERIATRIC DIABETIC PATIENTS

Gopal Teli*, Sarika Gupta, Neeraj Shrestha and Jeet BM

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: This Prospective observational study on Geriatric Diabetic patientsb was conducted to establish the current status of diabetic patients in Gorakhpur. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with Diabetic Mellitus. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. STUDY SITE: 1). Star Hospital, Gorakhpur, U.P. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients were studied using a prescription auditing Performa. Data was recorded from the patient's attending the outpatient department using a chance random sample method. Patients who co- operated were interviewed and information was filled in the Performa. RESULT: The result suggested that the current status of geriatric patients suffering from diabetes in star hospitals of Gorakhpur. Demographic analysis of data revealed that the study population comprised of more male (56%) than female (44%). Majority of the patients were in the age group of 50-60 years (32%) and 50-60 kg weight (40%). About three per cent of females and eight per cent of the males had a family history of diabetes. CONCLUSION: This study concluded that the present status of diabetes is more common in male than female in Gorakhpur. Based on these base line data and analysis, in the present time, an intervention was suggested to improve the current status of diabetes for future control. This study may be more meaningful to improve, further, the prescribing through successful implementation of interventional program in the health care centers and give more attention on male and over age and weight patient than female lesser weight patient in Gorakhpur.

Keywords: Diabetic patient, prospective study, outpatient department, Star Hospital.


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