Effectiveness of nursing intervention regarding self insulin administration among diabetic patients

Hanan ramzy Atalla


Objective: the study was carried out to assess effectiveness of nursing intervention regarding self insulin administration among diabetic patients.
Methods: Research design: A quazi experimental design was utilized. Setting: Medical Clinic at Health Insurance Hospital, at Shebein El-Kom, Menofia Governorate, Egypt. Subjects: Convenient sample of 200 diabetic patients who were self insulin administered. Tools for data collection: Interviewing questionnaire includes socio demographic date, knowledge questionnaire sheet regarding self-administration of insulin, and observational checklist.
Results: Majority of studied sample was married female that have negative family history of diabetes, and are insulin injected for more than 1 year. Majority of studied sample have poor knowledge and incorrect practice their barriers to continuing insulin were pain, too expensive, and weight gain, the main points that improved by nursing intervention were as follows: air bubbles removing before injecting using the insulin syringe, frequently change site of injections, before injection keep insulin vial at room temperature at least for 15 minutes, and disposal of used needles in a safety box at home, the only statistical difference between knowledge and practice was after one week of intervention among study group.
Conclusions: The study concluded that the knowledge regarding insulin injection and self-administration of insulin practice after the nursing intervention were increased which is related to the effectiveness of the nursing intervention.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/cns.v4n2p57


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