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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2003 Dec;9(4):432-438. Korean. Original Article.
Kim HS , Park CS .
College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the depression and the frequency of blood glucose testing in women type2 diabetic patients. METHOD: 114 Participants were recruited from the endocrinology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in an urban city. Depression was measured by visual analogue scale. Blood glucose testing was measured the frequency during past 1 week. RESULT: Depression was higher in hyperglycemia patient (fasting blood glucose> or =110mg/dl) than in normoglycemia patient(fasting blood glucose <110mg/dl). The blood glucose testing frequency as lower in 50-59 years old than in less than 39 years old. And it was lower in middle school graduate than in college graduate. The blood glucose testing was negatively correlated with patient's age. CONCLUSION: The depression program should be developed for hyperglycemia diabetic patients. And the blood glucose testing education program should be developed for aged and low educational level patients.

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