Diabetes mellitus knowledge of type 2 diabetic patients, Almajmaah, Saudi Arabia

Sami, Waqas and Ansari, Tahir and Butt, Nadeem Shafique and Mohd Rashid, Ab Hamid (2017) Diabetes mellitus knowledge of type 2 diabetic patients, Almajmaah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences (IJALS), 10 (4). pp. 377-385. ISSN 2277-758X. (Published)


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The aim of our study was to assess the level of knowledge of type 2 Saudi diabetics regarding diabetes and its domains (symptoms and causes,complications, food and exercise, medication, prevention of diabetes, investigations and understanding of diabetes). This cross-sectional study was conducted on type 2 diabetic Saudi patients visiting the Primary Health Care Centers in Almajmaah city. The data comprising 350 patients was collected from 5th February –24th April, 2017 through a systematic sampling technique using the direct investigation method. Data was collected through self – developed validated questionnaire. Type 2 diabetics had overall poor diabetes mellitus knowledge (42.41%, P<0.001) when compared with the threshold value of 50%. Moreover, diabetics had poor knowledge in all domains i.e. symptoms and causes (33.33%), complications (47.75%), food and exercise (43.40%), medication (29.75%), prevention of diabetes (30%), investigations (35%) and understanding of diabetes (38%). Based on our findings, interventions are required and patients should be empowered for better self-management of diabetes through educational programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, diabetes mellitus knowledge, Type 2 diabetics, Saudi Arabia and Almajmaah city
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 04:46
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 04:46
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21321
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