Hasina Akhter Chowdhury

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Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for macro-vascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Present study explored pattern and predictors of dyslipidemia in Bangladeshi T2DM patients. The cross-sectional study is conducted among 366 consecutive eligible T2DM patients aged >30 years, BIRDEM diabetic hospital, during(More)
Several reproductive disorders with overweight and obesity are now known to be associated with insulin resistance. The study was aimed to assess the proportion and determinants of overweight and obesity among diabetic women of reproductive age. This cross-sectional analytic study was conducted among 888 diabetic women of reproductive age attending the(More)
BACKGROUND The role of male's participation in reproductive healthcare is now well-recognized. The present study investigated the role of men in some selected reproductive health issues, characterizing their involvement, including factors influencing their participation in reproductive healthcare services. METHODS This study was conducted in the working(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Metabolic syndrome (MS) is becoming a serious global public health problem. The prevalence of MS differs in different population by using different definitions. Present study aimed to find out the prevalence and determinants of MS among newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (NDT2D) according to different criteria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the level of knowledge on reproductive health among urban and rural women of selected area of Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken among 200 women selected purposively from different rural and urban areas of Bangladesh. Data were collected using a semi-structured interviewer-administered(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal anaemia is a common problem in pregnancy, particularly in developing countries. The study was aimed at determining the factors associated with anaemia among a group of pregnant mothers who attended an antenatal clinic in Dhaka city. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 224 pregnant women, who visited the antenatal clinic of the(More)
BACKGROUND appropriate utilization of antenatal and postnatal care can prevent complications and ensures better maternal and child health care. Although under-five mortality in South Asia, including Bangladesh, has reduced substantially, the rate of neonatal mortality is still high. The study aims to identify factors associated with the practice of(More)
BACKGROUND Increased awareness amongst large population groups is a major determinant for the prevention of diabetes and its complications as well as related metabolic disorders. Knowledge and attitude are the principal markers of awareness that need to be studied in various population groups in specific racial and cultural contexts. The present study was(More)
AIM The present study was undertaken to assess the cost-effectiveness of good glycemic control in a population of Bangladeshi people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 496 registered patients with >1year duration of diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin A1c level <7% was judged as the cut-off value for good(More)
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