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Self-Care Practice In Young Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Juana Mercedes Gutierrez-Valverde ,
Juana Mercedes Gutierrez-Valverde

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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Carlos Alberto Catalán-Gómez ,
Carlos Alberto Catalán-Gómez

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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María de los Ángeles Paz Morales ,
María de los Ángeles Paz Morales

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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Cynthia Berenice Rueda-Sanchez ,
Cynthia Berenice Rueda-Sanchez

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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Roger Quintana-Lagunas ,
Roger Quintana-Lagunas

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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Milton Carlos Guevara Valtier ,
Milton Carlos Guevara Valtier

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Enfermería. Nuevo León, México

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Abstract

Introduction: Self-care in young adults is recognized as a crucial strategy for addressing Type II Diabetes Mellitus and improving patients' quality of life. It is essential to demonstrate the proper development of these practices to ensure their effectiveness.Objective: To determine the self-care capability in young adults with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Methodology: A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 152 young adult residents of a community in the Sierra region of the state of Guerrero. Data collection was carried out using the Self-Care Agency Assessment Scale and a data form. Data analysis was developed using the SPSS v22 statistical package. Results: Females predominated with 54.6%, and the majority were married (46.7%). The average age was 29 years, and 42.7% had established diabetes for 1-5 years, the predominant range in the self-care timeframe (47.4%). According to the scale used, patients showed moderately adequate self-care knowledge. Regarding the scale's dimensions, most demonstrated moderately adequate capabilities, except in the nutrition dimension, where a low self-care capability of 77.6% was observed. Conclusion: Although current habits and behaviors reflect a moderately adequate style, except in relation to nutrition, it is recommended to inquire more deeply as this could be related to other elements. The role of health personnel is fundamental, and it is suggested to implement educational strategies to promote self-care.

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Gutierrez-Valverde JM, Catalán-Gómez CA, Paz Morales M de los Ángeles, Rueda-Sanchez CB, Quintana-Lagunas R, Guevara Valtier MC. Self-Care Practice In Young Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 24 [cited 2024 May 28];4:957. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/957

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