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Title:
Knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetes mellitus amongst diabetic outpatients in rural Sindh
Authors:
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Hydrie, Nazia Jameel, Syed Muhammad Zulfiqar Hyder Naqvi Munir Ahmed Shaikh, Sheeraz Hyder, Saima Asim
Published on:
2020-11-26
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This cross-sectional survey to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding diabetes mellitus and their associated factors was carried out over 384 patients aged ≥30 years of either gender with known diabetes mellitus type 2. Study results showed that 66.9% of the participants had adequate knowledge, 43.0% had adequate attitude while only 27.3% had adequate practices related to diabetes mellitus. Adequateness of both attitude and practices was significantly associated with age and education of the patients (p<0.05 for all). Attitude and practices of the diabetic patients were not satisfactory. Participants’ age and educational status were significantly associated with their attitude and practices.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Demography, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Associated factors

How to Cite This:

Hydrie MZI, Jameel N, Naqvi SMZH, Shaikh MA, Hyder S, Asim S. Knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetes mellitus among diabetic outpatients in rural Sindh. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(x): x-x.