Awareness of diabetes complications in an Irish population.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207737
Title:
Awareness of diabetes complications in an Irish population.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, E P; Bhargava, A; O'Callaghan, M; Buckley, U; De Faoite, T; Moynihan, K; Thabit, H; Walsh, C H; Sreenan, S
Affiliation:
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Infirmary Victoria University, Hospital, Cork, Ireland. eoinposullivan@yahoo.i.e
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Dec;178(4):401-6.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207737
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0301-0
PubMed ID:
19259760
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Patients' awareness of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with their diabetes is poorly documented. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of diabetes complications among patients with diabetes in Ireland. METHODS: Patients attending diabetes outpatient clinics in two teaching hospitals in different regions of the country were invited to complete a questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 258 (59.3% male) patients completed the questionnaire; mean age 57.8 years. On questioning, 53.5% reported cardiovascular disease as a potential complication of diabetes, with awareness rates of 61.2, 17.1, 16.3 and 12% for retinopathy, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and amputation, respectively. Disappointingly, less than half of respondents felt that improvements in diet and exercise could potentially reduce their cardiovascular risk. CONCLUSIONS: Awareness of cardiovascular risk and knowledge of effective measures to reduce this were low in our study and an alternative means of education may need to be considered.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Cardiovascular Diseases/*epidemiology/prevention & control; Diabetic Cardiomyopathies/*epidemiology/prevention & control; Female; Health Behavior; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, E Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBhargava, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Uen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Faoite, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoynihan, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorThabit, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, C Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSreenan, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:42:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:42:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:42:29Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Dec;178(4):401-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19259760en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0301-0en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207737-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Patients' awareness of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with their diabetes is poorly documented. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of diabetes complications among patients with diabetes in Ireland. METHODS: Patients attending diabetes outpatient clinics in two teaching hospitals in different regions of the country were invited to complete a questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 258 (59.3% male) patients completed the questionnaire; mean age 57.8 years. On questioning, 53.5% reported cardiovascular disease as a potential complication of diabetes, with awareness rates of 61.2, 17.1, 16.3 and 12% for retinopathy, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and amputation, respectively. Disappointingly, less than half of respondents felt that improvements in diet and exercise could potentially reduce their cardiovascular risk. CONCLUSIONS: Awareness of cardiovascular risk and knowledge of effective measures to reduce this were low in our study and an alternative means of education may need to be considered.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases/*epidemiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Cardiomyopathies/*epidemiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.titleAwareness of diabetes complications in an Irish population.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Infirmary Victoria University, Hospital, Cork, Ireland. eoinposullivan@yahoo.i.een_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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