Associated factors with the self-care of people with diabetes mellitus in the COVID-19 pandemic




Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetes Complications; Self Care; COVID-19; Health Personnel.


Objective: to analyze the factors associated with self-care in people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: cross-sectional analytical and exploratory online study with 70 participants, using the Summary Diabetes Self-Care Activities Questionnaire. The clinical and sociodemographic profile was portrayed with a descriptive analysis. Fisher's exact test, the Chi-square test and Poisson regression with robust variance were used to determine the association between the variables. Results: after regression, the items Physical Activity, Use of Medication and General Diet from the Summary Diabetes Self-Care Activities Questionnaire showed, respectively, a significant association with the variables Physical Exercise (p<0.001), Occupation (p=0.005) and Age (p=0.01). Conclusion: the physical exercise, medication use and general diet items on the self-care questionnaire were related to the variables of age, occupation, and physical exercise, respectively. Contributions to practice: health services should intensify the investigation of factors associated with the difficulties of people with diabetes, to offer a better quality of life and adequate health promotion for this population.


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Alves, B. S., Monteiro, O. de O., Okuno, M. F. P., & Costa, P. C. P. da. (2023). Associated factors with the self-care of people with diabetes mellitus in the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev Rene, 24, e85349.



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