Knowledge level of pharmacist intervened and non intervened diabetic patients regarding diabetes mellitus at Civil Hospital, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Muhammad Shehanshah, Abdul Aziz Babar, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani.
Objective: To analyze the knowledge level of pharmacist intervened and non intervened diabetic patients regarding their disease.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan from January 3, 2017 to March 5, 2017. Intervened subjects were counseled regarding diabetes. A well developed questionnaire was distributed among the patients at Hospital. The sample was chosen by using random sample technique.
Results: Out of 160 patients, 90% intervened were knowing that proper diet can control diabetes mellitus while only 18.75% non intervened were knowing this. About 87.5% intervened patients were familiar that little sugar intake is 1st aid step in hypoglycemia while the only 43.7% non intervened were knowing this.
Conclusion: The patients who were intervened by the pharmacist were having more knowledge regarding their disease as compared to non intervened patients.
Pharmacist Intervened, non intervened, diabetes mellitus, knowledge level.
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