Assessment of Level of Anxiety among Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Selected Tertiary Hospital in Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Praveen V.1, Preetha G.1, Prabhakaran R.1, Prabhushankar J.1, Sathiyapriya V.2
Keywords: Level of anxiety,patients with diabetes mellitus.

Abstract

The objectives were to assess the level of anxiety among diabetes mellitus patients and to associate the
level of anxiety with demographic variables among diabetes mellitus patients. The convenience sampling
was used to select 73 diabetes mellitus patients. The data collected tools were validated and reliability was
established. The data were collected by Hamilton anxiety rating scale. The collected data was Tabulated
and Analyzed. Descriptive and Inferential statistical method were used. The study showed that maximum
diabetes patients were above 60 years (34%); Majority of the patients were females (58%); Majority of the
diabetes patients were moderate workers (37%); Majority of the patients were married (86%); Majority of
the diabetes patients were duration of diabetes 1-3 years (48%); Majority of the diabetes patients not worried
about health condition; But (48%) of the patients says that they worried about complication (43%). The study
showed that 48% of diabetes patients have mild anxiety, 36% of diabetes patients have mild to moderate
anxiety 16% of diabetes patients have moderate to severe anxiety. It showed that there is no significant
association between level of anxiety among diabetes patients with selected demographic variables like
age (χ2=5.635), gender (χ2=2.105), occupation (χ2=3.969), marital status (χ2=5.671), duration of diabetes
(χ2=0.263). There is significant association between level of anxiety among diabetes mellitus patients with
selected demographic variables like Are you worried about the health condition (χ2=8.68).

Author Biography

Praveen V.1, Preetha G.1, Prabhakaran R.1, Prabhushankar J.1, Sathiyapriya V.2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) IIIrd Year, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, 2Assistant
Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research
and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Praveen V.1, Preetha G.1, Prabhakaran R.1, Prabhushankar J.1, Sathiyapriya V.2. (2020). Assessment of Level of Anxiety among Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Selected Tertiary Hospital in Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 148-150. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1085