Awareness about Community Management of Hyperglycemia during Pregnancy among Medical Undergraduates in Western Uttarakhand

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  • Surabhi Mishra Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3508-6994
  • Neha Sharma Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand
  • Abhay Srivastava Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand
  • Jayanti Semwal Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2972-024X
  • Anamika Joshi Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand
  • Kezia Gupta Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun – 248016, Uttarakhand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2024.v36i01.017

Keywords:

Knowledge, Cognitive, Gestational diabetes, Technical Guidelines, South Asia

Abstract

Background: All women with hyperglycemia in pregnancy (HIP) require optimal care. With western Uttarakhand alone recording a HIP prevalence of 9.7%, the successful implementation of HIP guidelines pan-India at primary healthcare level becomes paramount. Aim and objective: The present cross-sectional study aimed to assess the baseline awareness of medical undergraduates regarding HIP management protocols assuming higher their knowledge better the successful implementation of these guidelines within the community. Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out among 309 medical undergraduates at a private teaching institute in Uttarakhand. Data was collected using a self-administered, pre-tested questionnaire. Based on individual knowledge scores, participants were subdivided into: good (score?24), moderate (score 12-24), and poor (score<12) knowledge categories. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Results: Most subjects (92.2%) reported reading Indian textbooks on obstetrics; despite this, only 3.6% of subjects had good awareness of the protocols. Sub-domain analysis showed while 90.0% of respondents had a fair understanding of the disease basics, more than two-thirds lagged in recollecting its standard diagnostic and management protocols including the role of health workers. Conclusion: Most medical undergraduates have overall poor-to-moderate awareness of HIP management especially the diagnostic and management protocols including the role of health workers.

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2024-02-29

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Mishra S, Sharma N, Srivastava A, Semwal J, Joshi A, Gupta K. Awareness about Community Management of Hyperglycemia during Pregnancy among Medical Undergraduates in Western Uttarakhand. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];36(1):95-106. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2638

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