ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF DIABETIC PATIENTS REGARDING DIABETIC NEUROPATHY AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF HYDERABAD SINDH .
The objective of the current study is to assess the knowledge level
regarding complication of diabetic neuropathy among the diabetic
patients. A total 350 Diabetic patients were chosen for present study
from tertiary care hospital hailing from Hyderabad Sindh and well
developed Questionnaire was distributed among them. Only those
subjects were included who showed their interest and returned back
the filled questionnaire. Out of 300 study subjects 134 patients knew
that which sort of the complication had appeared in their feet, 92
patients had answered No to question which was asked from them.
Only 74 patients don’t know the appearance and actual cause of the
complication of neuropathy. The awareness was found more among
literate patients while those who had less educational background
were found to be less aware from the disease complications. Among
the study subjects mostly patients do not know the actual cause of
neuropathic complication and which was the complication appeared
in their feet.