Exploratory Study of the Awareness on Diabetes Mellitus

Humaira, Abdul Latif and Noor Azlinna, Azizan and M. R., Abdul Hamid (2016) Exploratory Study of the Awareness on Diabetes Mellitus. In: Proceedings of the 6th IGCESH2016: International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities, 15-17 August 2016 , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor. pp. 713-715.. ISBN 978-967-0194-67-7


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Diabetes is a steadily growing problem in Malaysia and the increase of diabetic’s patients in Malaysia is worrisome. The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environment appear to play roles. Therefore, this study aimed to test Diabetes Mellitus Awareness Model (DMAM) that consists of several latent factors i.e. knowledge, attitude, environment, symptom and diabetes awareness. Ten hypotheses have been proposed to test the relationship between five indicators in the model. Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) technique was used by using the SmartPLS software to analyse the model. The study was conducted at two health clinics under Ministry of Health (MOH) in Pahang. A convenience sample of 441 adults was obtained for this study. The result shows that knowledge has a significant impact on environment, attitude and awareness. Likewise, environment significantly influences the attitude and attitude significantly influences awareness. However, the study also found that there was no significant relationship between knowledge towards symptoms, environments towards awareness and symptom, attitude towards symptoms and symptoms towards awareness. Overall, this study concludes that the relationships that are statistically significant should be taken due care by the health authorities in order to raise diabetes awareness through indicator in the model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus Awareness Model (DMAM), Partial Least Square (PLS), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 04:11
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 03:33
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/15765
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