Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Youth with Diabetes in the Dominican Republic, 2000 to 2016
Jessica Duska, MPH, Paige P Hornsby, PhD, Aaron Pannone, PhD, Jack Capra, MPH, Noris Solano, MD, Omar W Ebrahim and Ammar Ibrahim, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 31, 2021
The incidence of Type 2 diabetes is growing among adults in the Dominican Republic (DR), with little data regarding diabetes among youth. Our primary objectives were to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of pediatric diabetes patients in the DR. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 874 pediatric diabetes patients from 2000-2016. Data were abstracted and analyzed using SAS. The number of pediatric patients seen in the diabetes clinic grew over the study period, with an ...
Associations between Physical Functioning and Psychosocial Factors in Patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
Christy B Adeyege, Taofeek O Awotidebe, Olufesola M Fasakin, Taofiq O Afolabi, Rufus A Adedoyin and Babatope A Kolawole
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2021
Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) could impact on both physical performance and psychological well-being. However, the link between physical functioning (PhF) and psychosocial factors (PsF) of patients with T2DM remains unclear. This study investigated the associations between PhF and PsF in patients with T2DM. This cross-sectional study involved 140 patients with T2DM receiving treatment at a Nigerian tertiary hospital using purposive sampling technique. Socio-demographic data were recorded. PhF ...
Relationships between Hand Grip Strength, Upper Limb Anthropometric Characteristics and Hand Disability in Middle- Aged and Older Adults with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
Taofeek Oluwole Awotidebe, PT, PhD, Marufat Oluyemisi Odetunde, PT, PhD, Margret Ada Okonji, PT, MSc, Adekola John Odunlade, PT, MSc, Olufesola Motunrayo Fasakin, RN, MSc, Abayomi Andrew Olawoye, PT, DPT, Bamikole Paul Ayesoro, BMR, PT, Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin, PT, PhD and Babatope Ayodeji Kolawole, MBChB, FWACP
Article Type: Researc h Art icle | First Published: March 29, 2021
Progressive decline in muscular strength at middle age coupled with the presence of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) may define hand disability (HdD) as age progresses. However, there is paucity of information on the link between hand grip strength (HGS), upper limb anthropometric characteristics (ULAC) and hand disability (HdD) in patients with T2DM. This study investigated the relationships between HGS, ULAC and HdD as well as factors associated with HdD in middle-aged and older people with T2D...
Barriers to Health Behavior Change in People with Type 2 Diabetes: Survey Study
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 11, 2021
This is a qualitative survey study of 123 adult individuals with type 2 diabetes who are above 18-years-old, who participated in a survey that explore their perception about barriers to health behavior change. The survey was distributed online and in 6 health care centers under mini This study finds that the top barrier for behavior change is difficulty to follow healthy schedule (19.4%), workplace condition and timing (14.3%), and laziness (13%). The least barrier was lack of knowledge about he...