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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 749-756

Type II diabetic patients' satisfaction with the management plan in family health centers in Port Said city, Egypt

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

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Wesam Yousef
Kornish El Nil, Damietta, 42111
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1110-2098.198806

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Objective The aim of the study was to assess  type II diabetic patients' satisfaction with the management plan in family health centers (FHCs) in Port Said city. Background Diabetes mellitus is a common and potentially disabling chronic disease, with increased risk for microvascular and macrovascular complications. Patients and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out on 150 participants after calculation of the sample size. All diabetic participants who were registered at all FHCs were interviewed using semistructured questionnaires to obtain sociodemographic characteristics and to assess type II diabetic patients' satisfaction toward counseling and treatment plans. This was followed by a review of the family health record. The responses from the questionnaires were collected, revised, tabulated, coded, and statistically analyzed. Results The study included 150 type II diabetic patients, aged 18-50 years. One-third (32.7%) of the respondents were unsatisfied with the management plan, whereas 67.3% were satisfied. The highest proportion of dissatisfaction was observed among patients with higher levels of education and low monthly income (P ≤ 0.01). Unemployed patients expressed higher grades of satisfaction compared with employed patients. Patients without health insurance in other places had higher levels of satisfaction (P ≤ 0.05). Conclusion This study concluded that 67.3% of type II diabetic patients were satisfied and 32.7% were not satisfied with the management plan in FHCs in Port Said city, Egypt.

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