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Effectiveness Using Gabapentin Toward Pain Intensity Decreased & Life Quality Of Diabetic Neuropathy Patients At Neurology Unit - Regional Public Hospital, West Nusa Tenggara Province

Nurul Qiyaam, Baiq Leny Nopitasari

Abstract :

Diabetic neuropathy pain is one of the microvascular complications due to prolonged hyperglycemia which results in disruption of peripheral blood flow. Because chronic pain often makes patients frustrated causing the quality of life of patients to decrease so that a drug is needed that can improve the quality of life of patients. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the use of gabapentin to reduce pain intensity and the quality of life of neuropathic diabetic patients in neurology at the NTB Provincial Hospital in 2018. This study used a quasi-experimental research design. Data collection was conducted by interviewing and filling in the backer faces pain rating scale to see the intensity of pain before and after using gabapentin and questionnaires for EQ-5D-3L and EQ-VAS to see the quality of life of patients before and after gabapentin use. During 1 month, 12 patients were willing to participate in this study. Obtained pain intensity before and after gabapentin use decreased p = 0.000 (p = 0.05) differed significantly while using quizoner EQ-5D-3L Increased level of quality of life before and after gabapentin use increased both in walking / moving ability, self care, activities what is usually done, feeling of pain / not and feeling anxious / depressed and there is a significant improvement in EQ-VAS measurements with a value of p = 0.002 (p

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EFFECTIVENESS USING GABAPENTIN TOWARD PAIN INTENSITY DECREASED & LIFE QUALITY OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY PATIENTS AT NEUROLOGY UNIT - REGIONAL PUBLIC HOSPITAL, WEST NUSA TENGGARA PROVINCE, Nurul Qiyaam, Baiq Leny Nopitasari, International Journal Of Pure Medical Research, Volume : 2, Issue : 6, June - 2017

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