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ALCARAZ AGUERO, Maritza et al. Impact of diabetes education on the family of diabetic patients . MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1385-1391. ISSN 1029-3019.

A community intervention was performed in 47 families with diabetic patients of Sueño People's Council, belonging to "Armando García Aspurú" Teaching Polyclinic of Santiago de Cuba, from January 2009 to February 2010, in order to educate them in some fundamental aspects related to diabetes mellitus. Before and after educational techniques were applied in the family (during 6 working sessions), they were surveyed, and after 6 months patients were interviewed. The information was computerized and the percentage and the McNemar's test as summary measures and comparison were used respectively. After diabetes education there was an increase of family support, which would encourage the achievement of better care for these patients and a greater control of the disease.

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; diabetes education; family relationships; family welfare; primary health care.

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