Health Beliefs On Management Of Diabetes Mellitus

Jijomon, PP and Sharon, Teena and Xavier, Ruby and Nayak, Malathi G (2013) Health Beliefs On Management Of Diabetes Mellitus. Nitte University Journal of Health Science (NUJHS), 3 (2). pp. 38-43. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing globally, more so in developing countries like India due to rapid urbanization. Health-related behavior is important in maintaining health and which is determined by individual beliefs and practice about health and illness. The objectives of the study were to assess the health beliefs among diabetic adults on management of diabetes mellitus and to find the association between the health beliefs and study variable. A descriptive cross sectional survey conducted among 125 diabetic adults, data collected by using structured questionnaire. The study finding reveals that out of 125 diabetic adults, the majorities 49.6% were in the age group of 46-55 years, 51.2% were believed that diabetes caused by eating more sugar and 81.6% disagree that it's God's curse, 30% of diabetic adults agree with the statement that diabetes is because of past sin, 28% of subjects believe that it's a communicable disease. There was significant association between health beliefs and selected demographic variables such as age, religion, duration of illness and education. Beliefs about health and illness that may affect self-care practice and health care seeking behavior in persons diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Belief; Adult.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 07:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 07:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137234

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