Use of smart phone among diabetes patients- a survey from central india

Author: 
Parth Agrawal

With the advancement in technology, the use of smart phone has increased drastically in routine work. Hundred randomly chosen participants attending OPD at Diabetes, Obesity, & Thyroid Centre, Gwalior completed a questionnaire survey containing 15 questions related to socio-demographic characteristics and health status from December 2016 to May 2017.Participants were on average 34 years of age. 52% of them were females, 46% had at most 12th-grade education, and 33% were housewives. 56% of the participants owned a smart phone. Young age, male gender, and high literacy positively correlated to smart phone ownership. About 80% of the diabetic patients with smartphones were using their phone to access healthcare. 82% were finding smartphone a useful tool in managing their diabetes. Smart phones have high incursion among diabetes patients, those who are younger, more educated and those who have good health status.

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Health science
Volume: 
Volume5
Issue: 
8
Year of Publication: 
2017
How to Cite this article: 

Parth Agrawal, 2017., Use of smart phone among diabetes patients- a survey from central india, International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 8, pp. 494-495