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Means of communication for an early detection of diabetic nephropathy among the diabetics followed in the academic hospital of Cotonou
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Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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Means of communication for an early detection of diabetic nephropathy among the diabetics followed in the academic hospital of Cotonou


6th Annual conference on Clinical & Pediatric Nephrology

May 09-10, 2016 New Orleans, USA

Jacques Vigan, Eric Adja, Judith Zannou, Bruno L Agboton, Celestine A Kerekou, Daniel Amoussou-Guenou, Marcel D Zannou and Francois Djrolo

Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire, Benin
Universit├?┬ę d├ó┬?┬?Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nephrol Ther

Abstract :

The purpose of this study is to determine the level of knowledge and the means of communication for early detection of diabetic nephropathy. This is a prospective study which took place from 06 February to 31 May 2012, in the Academic Clinics of Nephrology- Hemodialysis and the Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. Included all patients with diabetes mellitus in two sexes, older than fifteen years and hospitalized in one of these two clinical or received in consultation during the study period. A questionnaire is used for data collection. Statistical analysis was performed by Stata 11 in its English version. One hundred sixty patients were enrolled. More than 4 out of 5 patients had reported knowledge of diabetes mellitus while only 26.67% had acknowledged that manifests itself by high glycemia. More than half of the patients (57.50%) had said that diabetes mellitus can be complicated by renal impairment. Three out of four diabetics (75.63%) did not know that it is possible to make a nearly diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy. The radio and television broadcasts and sensitizations during medical consultations represented the best means of communication for early detection of diabetic nephropathy. The combination of several means of communication will raise awareness on early detection of diabetic nephropathy.

Biography :

Jacques Vigan is a Nephrologist, currently working as an Assistant in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Abomey-Calavi University, Benin.

Email: viques2@yahoo.fr

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