International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development






ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)

Assessing the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Type 2 Diabetic Patients of RG Stone Urology & Laparoscopy Hospital, New Delhi, India


Nusra Mustafa, Shally Khurana, Sandeep Kushwaha, Rita Bhandari

Education is the cornerstone of diabetes care. Because of lack of awareness, most patients suffer from diabetes complications. This study was conducted to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices among patients with type 2 diabetes. This descriptive study included one hundred eighty five type 2 diabetics. Patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Only one fourth of all the patients could correctly answer question regarding nutrition. 69% recognized blood pressure as a risk factor while the correct answers for Insulin management, cigarette smoking, sedentary life style and body weight were 29%, 58%, 56% and 42% respectively. The knowledge, attitude and practice scores were low in most areas of diabetes care emphasizing the need for additional educational efforts.
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