International Journal of Educational Research and Development

International Journal of Educational Research and Development


International Journal of Educational Research and Development
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 3
Effectiveness of monochromatic infrared phototherapy for diabetic peripheral neuropathy among type II diabetes mellitus clients at selected rural areas

S Jose Amala Anilda, Dr. G Bhuvaneshwari

Diabetes is a growing challenge in India with estimated 8.7% diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is considered one of the most common long-term micro vascular complications of diabetes mellitus regardless of type affecting up to 50% of people with diabetes. The need for the study was to determine the effectiveness of monochromatic infrared phototherapy for diabetic peripheral neuropathy among type II diabetes mellitus clients at selected rural areas. Objectives:To assess the pre test and post test level of the peripheral neuropathy of type II Diabetes mellitus clients in both the groups. To determine the effectiveness of monochromatic infrared phototherapy for diabetic peripheral neuropathy among type II diabetes mellitus clients in experimental group. To associate the post test level of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with selected demographic variable of type II diabetes mellitus clients. Methodology: Research approach: quantitative approach, quasi experimental research design was used for 60 samples by Non- probability purposive sampling technique. Results: It shows that the post test mean score in the experimental group was 9.50±2.71 and the post test mean score in the control group was 16.10±2.49. The mean difference score was 6.60 (26.4%) and that the demographic variable socio economic status had shown statistically significant association with post test level of peripheral neuropathy at p<0.05 level.
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