Investigating the Practices of Patients and Hospitals in Treatment of Diabetes - A Survey Questionnaire for Arabic Speaking Countries

Author(s): Irfan Anjum Manarvi*, Nader Mahr Matta, Abdulrahman Yassin.

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 5 , 2018

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Abstract:

Background: Diabetes is one of the most chronic diseases prevalent in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its number of patients have increased in past few decades. Best efforts to provide world class treatments to patients through public and private hospitals are in hand. However, feedback of practices observed by patients and hospitals is not being achieved to assess the treatment efficacy. Absence of an elaborated questionnaire in Arabic language is a major hurdle to seek information from patients’ due to their limited knowledge of English language in which most of the survey questionnaire exist in internationally published literature.

Conclusion: In present research one such questionnaire was adapted and translated into Arabic language for survey of patients in a local hospital. A total of 191 patients participated in this investigation. Results of findings are analyzed on the basis of demographics, diagnostics, tests and various aspects of diabetes self-management by patients.

Keywords: Diabetes, Arabic questionnaire, patients survey, diabetes management, treatment, investigating.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2018
Page: [451 - 457]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573399813666170727125501
Price: $58

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