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Knowledge of chronic complications amongst diabetic patients in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramakuela, N. J.
dc.contributor.advisor Mulondo, S. A.
dc.contributor.author Motsharine, Selina
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-25T07:02:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-25T07:02:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1078
dc.description MCur
dc.description Department of Advanced Nursing Science
dc.description.abstract Diabetes mellitus is a global health issue affecting people of all ages. It is defined as a non-communicable chronic disease caused by abnormal insulin production, impaired insulin utilization or both. Its prevalence and complications is increasing rapidly. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge of Diabetes mellitus chronic complications among diabetic patients in the Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The study objectives were: to assess the knowledge of Diabetes mellitus chronic complications amongst diabetic patients; to determine the knowledge of diabetic patients regarding self-care practice, control and management of diabetes in the Vhembe District, and to identify challenges faced by diabetic patients regarding chronic complications of Diabetes mellitus in the Vhembe District A quantitative descriptive design was used. The study population was diabetic patients who were visiting the selected 4 hospitals, 2 health centers and 2 clinics were in Thulamela Municipality. Convenient sampling was used to sample 259 respondents (184(71%) females and 75(29%) males) and to select the 8 health care services. A structured, closed-ended selfadministered questionnaire in Tshivenda was used to collect data on the day that diabetic patients were coming for follow-up treatment, and after they had been attended to by the health care providers. Data were analyzed using the en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, ix, 44 leaves : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Wheat en_US
dc.subject Bambara nuts en_US
dc.subject Biscuit en_US
dc.subject Proximate composition en_US
dc.subject Sensory evaluation en_US
dc.subject Physical and functional properties en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.1964620968257
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetes -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetic -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetes -- Complications -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Chronically ill -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Chronic diseases -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Knowledge of chronic complications amongst diabetic patients in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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