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Kumar N

Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College (Affiliated to Manipal University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India


  • Original Article   
    Self???Care Activities Among Patients with Diabetes Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mangalore Karnataka, India
    Author(s): Rajasekharan D, Kulkarni V*, Unnikrishnan B, Kumar N, Holla R and Thapar R

    Background: Increasing prevalence of diabetes in India is resulting in an epidemiological transition. The care of the people with diabetes is traditionally seen as doctor centered, but the concept of self‑care of people with diabetes is a new domain and is proven beneficial. Aim: The aim was to determine the practice of self‑care activities among people with diabetes attending a tertiary care hospital in Mangalore. Subjects and Methods: A facility‑based cross‑sectional study was conducted in Government Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore during September–October 2012. A total of 290 patients with >1‑year duration of diabetes mellitus (DM) were asked to respond to summary diabetes self‑care activities questionnaire after obtaining the consent .. Read More»

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