The Use of Neuropathy System Score (NSS) in Measuring Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus
Keywords:Neuropathy System Score (NSS), Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes Mellitus
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the microvascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) that occurs in the periphery and causes damage to nerve function. Damage to nerve function can affect sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves. The purpose of this study was to determine peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus. This study uses descriptive research with a population of 62 respondents with sampling by the inclusion criteria. The instrument uses a peripheral neuropathy examination sheet from the NSS (Neuropathy system score) consisting of 10 questions. The data analysis used in this study is univariate analysis. More than half of diabetics are in the early elderly (55%), female (66%), have diabetes >5 years (69%), and have GDS levels 200 mg/dL (74%). A small proportion of people with diabetes have a history of comorbidities and a history of DFU (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) (24%, 8%). More people with diabetes had mild neuropathy (58%) than people with moderate or severe neuropathy (34%; 8%). The results of this study showed that more than half of the respondents had mild peripheral neuropathy. The results of this study showed that more than half of the respondents had mild peripheral neuropathy. Therefore, an early examination is needed to prevent more severe neuropathy. It takes promotive and preventive efforts from primary health services to people with diabetes.