Factors the incidence of hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus patients: A pilot study in the emergency room

Abu Bakar, Siti Nur Qomariah, Candra Hadi Santoso, Mono Pratiko Gustomi, Yuanita Syaful, Lilis Fatmawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: Hypoglycemia can cause brain disorders and also the death of patients. Diabetes Mellitus patients who came to the emergency room were around 66.7% with hypoglycemia. This situation requires early prevention so as not to increase the number of patients with hypoglycemia. Good prevention requires factors that are sure to cause hypoglycemia. The purpose of this research was to analyse of factors (occupation, education, knowledge, gender, and age) on the incidence of hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients in the Emergency room (ER). Methods: The research design used was descriptive analytic with a cross-sectional design. The population in this study were patients with diabetes mellitus who visit the emergency room. A sample of 37 patients was recruited by consecutive sampling technique. Data analysis was performed by Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) test. Results: The result shows significant effect on the incidence of hypoglycemia with a value of T = 3.844. Characteristic factors of the occurrence of hypoglycemia are gender, occupation, knowledge, education, and age. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the characteristics of DM subjects have a significant relationship with the incidence of hypoglycemia in patients in the ER.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Emergency room
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Knowledge of diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Factors the incidence of hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus patients: A pilot study in the emergency room'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this