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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


ALCARAZ AGUERO, Maritza  and  FERRER LA O, Carlos. El juego como técnica de intervención en el autocontrol del paciente diabético. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.3, pp.231-235. ISSN 0864-2125.

An intervention study of the diabetic population over 15 from the Working Basic Group No. 2 of the Municipal Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba was conducted from November, 1993 to November, 1995, aimed at increasing the level of knowledge of these patients as regards the treatment and control of their disease by means of health education techniques. The percentages of different variables analyzed were calculated and test of statistical significance were applied for the validation of the results. There was a predominance of the female sex (statistically significant) and of the age group 55-64. In more than half of the patients the disease appeated among those aged 45 and over. It was proved that at the beginning most of the patients had very little information about their disease, treatment and self-control, but that it was also possible to improve their knowledge and to modify their behaviour by using the role playing educational techniques, among others

Keywords : DIABETES MELLITUS [prevention & control]; HEALTH EDUCATION [methods].

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