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Evaluation of Training Program about Awareness of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) among Health Care Workers of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Author:Shraddha Patel, Sheetal Vyas

Keywords:Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, , Medical Nutritional Therapy, Glucometer

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Introduction: In view of high prevalence of “Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)” in Indian population with inappropriate management, the training regarding GDM is very important for health care providers. The study conducted to know profile of Health care providers, their knowledge about GDM and its management of GDM and reassessment of knowledge after training program. Methods: Total 400 health care providers of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation who attended the GDM Training session were included in study. The health care providers included Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), Auxiliary Nurse Midwife etc. A predesigned and pretested proforma was used for pre and post training assessment of the knowledge of the participants. Results: Before training 162(40.5%) participants could correctly tell about GDM which increased to 50% after training. Before training 21.25% participants could tell all effects of GDM on mother which increased to 55% after training. Knowledge of effect on new-born increased from 14% to 52.5%. There was significant increase in knowledge of participant in aspects of GDM namely test for diagnosis, gestational age which women should be tested, details about OGTT and timing after delivery when GDM women should be tested for blood sugar. Conclusion: Knowledge about GDM is poor amongst health care providers and hence there is need for training