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Psychological barriers for insulin among patients with type 2 diabetes at Duhok Diabetes Centre in Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6156

44-7723-59-8358

Psychological barriers for insulin among patients with type 2 diabetes at Duhok Diabetes Centre in Kurdistan Region, Iraq


16th Global Diabetes Conference & Medicare Expo

March 22-23, 2017 Rome, Italy

Manhal Ahmed Abdulkader

University of Duhok, Iraq

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

Objectives: The objectives were to assess the problem of psychological insulin resistant (PIR) among adults with type 2 diabetes and to identify the attitudinal barriers associated with it. Method: A total of 150 insulin-na├?┬»ve-registered patients with type 2 diabetes were involved in this prospective cross-sectional study. Patient├ó┬?┬?s interview was done by using a pretested two parts questionnaire with the national Kurdish language after forward-backward translation from the English language. Cronbach├ó┬?┬?s alpha test was used for the 5 points Likert scale part that involved the attitudinal barriers. A significant P-value was considered when P<0.05. The study depended on SPSS version 22 for the data analysis. Results: 56.3% of the patients were unwilling to start insulin when prescribed which represent the prevalence of PIR among patients with type 2 diabetes in Duhok. Among the socio-demographics characteristics tested in this study, gender, education level, employment status and family income has significant effects on patient├ó┬?┬?s perception towards insulin. Most of the patients showed a negative attitude towards insulin giving a mean of 3.34 negative beliefs per subject. The most commonly expressed negative attitudes were injection fear, the permanent need for insulin therapy, and reduced flexibility or restrictiveness. Conclusion: Negative perceptions towards insulin are common among patients with type 2 diabetes, especially in female, illiterate, unemployed and low-income patients. Interventions to raise awareness about such misconceptions are important to reduce PIR and to improve both insulin utilization and diabetes care.

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