Risk factors for Cardiovascular Diseases among Diabetic Patients attending Al Nasiriyha Diabetic and Endocrinology Center

Authors

  • Qasim Ali Khasal1 , Dheyaa Kadhim Jabbar2 , Fatima J Shinjar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1573

Keywords:

risk factors ,cardiovascular diseases, diabetic patients.

Abstract

Objective: To determine the risk factors for cardiovascular disease among patients with type 2 diabetes.

Methods: The data were collected by utilization of the study instruments and employment of scheduled

interview as means data collection. The data collection process was performed from July 2nd / 2019 /

October 2nd/ 2019. A questionnaire was designed constructed by the researcher to measure the variable

.The questionnaire consisted of3 parts which are demographical, clinical information and risk factors.

The reliability of the questionnaire was determined through a pilot study and the validity through a panel

of experts. The data were analyzed through the application of descriptive statistic frequency, percentage,

and the application of inferential statistical procedures, which include Pearson correlation coefficient, and

contingency coefficient.

Results: Results: The result of the study showed that the most common modifiable risk factors were low

HDL-C levels (69%), smoking (40%), hypertension (46%), Overweight (57%), high triglycerides (21%),

hypercholesterolemia (15%), and high LDLC (12%). All these factors were positively and significantly

associated with the development of CVD. Whereas, the most common non-modifiable risk factors were age

50 years and more, sex, family history of CVD .

Author Biography

Qasim Ali Khasal1 , Dheyaa Kadhim Jabbar2 , Fatima J Shinjar3

1 Lecturer, Adult Nursing Department, Faculty of nursing, University of Thi-Qar, Nasiriyah City, Iraq,

2 Lecturer, Community Health Department, Nasiriyah Technical Institute/ Southern Technical University / Iraq,

3 Assist. Lecturer, Adult Nursing Department, Faculty of nursing, University of Thi-Qar, Nasiriyah City, Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Qasim Ali Khasal1 , Dheyaa Kadhim Jabbar2 , Fatima J Shinjar3. (2020). Risk factors for Cardiovascular Diseases among Diabetic Patients attending Al Nasiriyha Diabetic and Endocrinology Center. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1264-1270. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1573