Influence Of Diabetic Management Program On Retention Of Diabetic Patients, A Case Of Burnt Forest Sub District Hospital, Kenya
Diabetic diseases are now the major cause of death worldwide (WHO 2013). The study assessed the influence of diabetic management program on retention of diabetic patients, a case of burnt forest sub district hospital. The study was guided by the following research objectives to: establish how screening program influence retention of diabetic patients; assess how follow up care influence retention of diabetic patients; determine how awareness or sensitization programs influence retention of diabetic patients; examine the influence of the staff training programs on the retention of diabetic patients; assess the extent to which the clinical care programs affect the retention of diabetic patients. The study adopted descriptive research design where diabetic clinic in Burnt Borest Sub District Hospital was studied. The population under the study included clinicians, nurses and diabetic patients. This study employed stratified random sampling method as a technique of probability method, which was done according to the clinic structure. Purposive sampling technique was used to select clinicians and nurses while simple random sampling technique was used to select diabetic patients under diabetic management program. Questionnaire and interview schedule was used as the main instruments of data collection for this study. The data obtained from the research instruments was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 20. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used in analyzing the data. Descriptively frequencies and percentages was used to analyze demographic data, while testing variables in hypothesis was inferentially analyzed using multiple regression model. The findings of the study were that, 92.4% of the responses were of the opinion that the proper follow up support programs enhances the retention of diabetic patients. The study revealed that educational programs promote the diabetic retentions. The study recommended that educational program in clinical care should be encouraged in order to educate the patients in best self-management service in controlling diabetic.
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