Selection of Allopathic System of Medicine by Diabetic Patients

Thanga Sheeba C
Teacher Innovation; Distance Learning; Disabled Students
Diabetes is a chronic disorder of metabolism of carbohydrates proteins and fat due to complete or virtual shortage of insulin secretion and with unreliable measure of insulin resistance which can be characterized by hyperglycemia, glycosuria and hyperlipidemia balance. To analyses the selection of allopathic system of medicine by diabetic patients in kanniyakumari districts. The present study is based on primary data. Primary data have been composed with the help of pretested interview schedule administered to the respondents in the selected study area. Since the Pseudo R2 is 0.7862 in the probit regression model of diabetic patients, they have the nearest positions about the ranking the reasons for choosing government hospitals for treatment in the study area. A large number of diabetic patients have preferred allopathic medicine. Most of the patients depend upon allopathic medicine. The model was significant at 1 per cent level of significant. The coefficient of total cost of treatment was found to be negative and significant, meaning that getting treatment in allopathic system of medicine involved more treatment cost than the other medicine systems, so the probability of selecting allopathic medicine was negatively related with the total cost treatment.
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Received : 20 May 2022
Accepted : 17 September 2022
Published : 25 September2022
DOI: 10.30726/ijmrss/v9.i3.2022.93001