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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1658, E-ISSN: 2664-1666, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.6
International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B

Prevalence and the determinants of diabetic peripheral neuropathy among type 2 diabetes patients in a selected rural primary health centre, Chengalpet


Vanvaguladevi J, Dr. Ciby Jose and Sumathi C

Background: Diabetes is a major health issue that has reached alarming levels. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common complication among Diabetes patients with a prevalence ranging from 18.8 to 61.9% in India. Microvascular complications are disabling and affect quality of life. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and its risk factors among type 2 Diabetes patients.
Methodology: A Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 type 2 Diabetes patients attending the Rural Primary Health Centre, Chengalpet. Data was collected using a diabetic neuropathy symptom (DNS) score.
Results: Among the 200 participants, 136 (68%) had neuropathy of which 69 (53%) reported numbness of feet, 113 (86.92%) had burning and aching pain and 52 (40%) reported prickling sensation. Non-literate, age, duration of Diabetes and uncontrolled hyperglycaemia were risk factors for Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Conclusion: Regular screening using simple clinical examinations and affordable tools can help early identification of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and prevent complications like foot problems and amputation.
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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
How to cite this article:
Vanvaguladevi J, Dr. Ciby Jose, Sumathi C. Prevalence and the determinants of diabetic peripheral neuropathy among type 2 diabetes patients in a selected rural primary health centre, Chengalpet. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2023;5(2):87-90. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2023.v5.i2b.154
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