Assessment of Diabetes Related Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Diabetics and Non-diabetics using Self Prepared Questionnaire for Awareness of Health Promotion

Published on:March 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(1):32-38
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.1.8


Assessment of Diabetes Related Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Diabetics and Non-diabetics using Self Prepared Questionnaire for Awareness of Health Promotion


Authors and affiliation (s):

Sridhar Srimath Tirumala Konduru, Amit Ranjan, Karthik , Sravanthi Muddada, Shabnam Shaik, Lakshmi Sowjanya Vakkapatla

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Abstract:

Introduction: As diabetes mellitus is one of the most challenging public health problem in 21st century, it is important to know about the awareness level of a disease condition in a population, which plays a vital role in future development, early detection and prevention of disease. Objective: To assess the awareness and knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus among diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. Methods: A prospective and observational study was done in 100 diabetic and 50 non-diabetic subjects. All in- patients and out- patients either gender, of age 20-80 years were included in the study. Paediatric patients, pregnant/lactating women were excluded. Result: After analysing the scores, it was found that among diabetic patients 46% had poor knowledge, 45% had medium knowledge and 9% had good knowledge regarding Diabetes Mellitus where as 64% of non-diabetics had poor knowledge, 34% of non-diabetics had medium knowledge and 2% of non-diabetics had good knowledge regarding Diabetes Mellitus. Conclusion: Overall, our study concludes that diabetic patients had more knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus than non-diabetic subjects.

Key words: Awareness, Diabetes mellitus, knowledge, Early detection, Prevention, Complications




 

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