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Faryal Afridi
Sadia Anwar
Mehwish Gul
Maria Saleem


Diabetes, Infections, frequency, PIMS Hospital


Objectives: To determine the  frequency  of skin and soft tissue infections in diabetic patients at PIMS Hospital, Islamabad, from January 2022 to January 2023, and assess associated factors.

METHODS: The skin department of PIMS Hospital in Islamabad performed the present cross-sectional investigation. This research was conducted from January 2022 to January 2023.  The research population will consist of all diabetic patients admitted to this hospital. The information was obtained via the use of a pretested semi-structured interview questionnaire with both closed- and open-ended questions. A face-to-face interview was conducted using the questionnaire.  Respondents received thorough explanations in their own language for each question.Analysis using statistics: The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) 18.0 vision was used to examine the data.  Chi-square (2), logistic regression, frequency and percentage ratios, and other techniques were used to examine the collected data.

RESULTS :There were 223 participants in all for this research.  Of the total respondents, 108 (49.2%) and 115 (51.8%) were men and women, respectively. Participants in the study ranged in age from 16 to over 45. Of these, the respondents with the highest percentage were between the ages of 35 and 41 (20.65%), 42 (20.05%), 24-31 (14.5%), > 38 (12.8%), 20–24 years old 28 (13.05%), 15–21 years old 12 (11.2%), and 11–16 years old 10 (09.00%).    The majority of responders were from rural regions, whereas the minority were from metropolitan areas.  206 (89.95%) of the 229 females were afflicted with soft and tissue infection, whereas 90 (83.45%) of the 108 men overall had the illness.

Conclusion: The study conducted at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad revealed a substantial  frequency  of skin and soft tissue infections among diabetic patients. Female patients exhibited a higher susceptibility. Further investigations are needed to identify contributing factors and develop targeted interventions to mitigate these infections and improve diabetic care.

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