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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

The readiness of frontline health workers in enhancing diabetes and hypertension self-management education and practice in the community settings in Delhi, India

Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Saurav Basu
Room No. 358, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, 2 BSZ Marg, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jncd.jncd_83_20

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The present study was conducted among accredited social health activists (ASHAs), female frontline health workers of India, to assess their knowledge of self-care management for diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) and understand their readiness to promote medical adherence. Only 21 (41.2%) participants (n = 51) were aware of all the four major behavioral risk factors, including physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco smoking, and harmful alcohol use that increased the risk of development and progression of DM and HTN. The ASHAs were positively inclined toward participation in health education activities through home visits but were disinclined to be involved in the home distribution of medications.

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