College of Nursing - Cebu Normal University
Medical Surgical Nursing
This study investigated the Health promotion lifestyle and outcomes of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who sought consultations in the outpatient department of Vicente Sotto Medical Center. It also determined the demographic profile of the respondents and analyze their health promotion lifestyle and outcomes. Relationships between the health promotional lifestyle, health promotional outcomes and demographic profile were also examined. The study utilized descriptive survey design. Interview questionnaires were distributed to the respondent to generate the needed data. As to the demographic profile, more than two thirds of the respondents were females, with almost the same proportion who were married. The main age was found to be fifty five years and the mean household size was six members. More than half of the respondents were either high school level or high school graduates. By occupation, more than two thirds were either retired or housewife. As to the respondents' lifestyle, they were found to be moderately irresponsible in their health; inactive in engaging regular physical activities; fairly proportionate in terms of body nutrition, very highly developed in their spirituality, stable on their interpersonal relationship and efficient in managing stress. With respect to health promotional outcomes, the respondent's blood sugar levels were above normal indicative that the majority of them are diabetic. There were significant correlations between gender, civil status, educational attainment and health promotional lifestyle. On the other hand no significant relationship was observed between age, income, household size and health promotional lifestyle.
Among the six promotional lifestyles only physical activity and interpersonal relationship were related to weight level of the respondents. In like manner, there were significant correlations between the blood sugar, spiritual growth and interpersonal relationship.