Peripheral Neuropathy among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Use of Douleur Neuropathic Questionnaire

Authors

  • Misbah Amanat Ali Avicenna Medical College, Lahore Pakistan
  • Ijaz Amin Sialkot College of Physiotherapy, Amin Welfare Teaching Hospital, Sialkot Pakistan.
  • Attiya Chaudhry Diya Welfare Hospital, Sialkot Pakistan.
  • Bisma Waheed Sialkot College of Physiotherapy, Amin Welfare Teaching Hospital, Sialkot Pakistan.
  • Amina Tariq Post graduate student at Kings Borough Community College, UK
  • Maria Talat Intern at Pakistan Sports Board Lahore Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61982/medera.v4i2.84

Keywords:

peripheral neuropathy, diabetes mellitus, Douleur Neuropathic DN-4 Questionnaire

Abstract

Objective: To find out the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Methodology: It was an observational study conducted on a sample of 150 subjects who were enrolled by a convenient random sampling technique. Patients with a history of diabetes for more than 5 years and of 30-85 years of age from both genders were included. Patients with a history of surgery, frozen shoulder psychological issues, and kidney problems were excluded. Data were collected from Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital & Islam Central hospital, Sialkot using Douleur neuropathic DN 4 questionnaire, and questions about age, lifestyle, glucose level, hypoesthesia, and gender were added. Data were analyzed by SPSS 20. Results: Out of 150 patients with DM, 49 were males and 101 were females. Active lifestyle was found in 53.33% and 46.67% were physically inactive. Higher glucose levels were found in 53.33% of males and 46.67% of females. In 38 (25.3%) individual's upper limb was involved and in 112 (74.7%) lower limb was involved. Out of 150 subjects, 138 (92%) had a score above 4.0 and thus had peripheral neuropathy. A positive correlation between lifestyle and peripheral neuropathy was found by applying Pearson chi-square and the p-value was 0.000.

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30-01-2023 — Updated on 17-10-2023

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Misbah Amanat Ali, Ijaz Amin, Attiya Chaudhry, Bisma Waheed, Amina Tariq, & Maria Talat. (2023). Peripheral Neuropathy among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Use of Douleur Neuropathic Questionnaire. MedERA - Journal of CMH LMC and IOD, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.61982/medera.v4i2.84 (Original work published January 30, 2023)

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