Knowledge, attitude and practices study on type ii diabetes and the influence of education on it.

Bhat, Sridevi k and Acharya, Swathi k and Shettigar, Pallavi G (2014) Knowledge, attitude and practices study on type ii diabetes and the influence of education on it. International Journal of Research In Medical and Health Sciences, 4 (5). pp. 63-67. ISSN 2307-2083

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Various research studies show that the KAP score of test group patients improved significantly after providing nutrition education whereas no significant changes were observed in control group patients. The current study is to study the effect of nutrition education on Knowledge, attitude and Practice among type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Experimental study design with experimental and control was adopted by interviewing 140 diabetic subjects. The interview schedule included demographic information and KAP of selected questions. KAP among the selected subjects were classified as poor, moderate and good. The subjects who scored poor and moderate score were divided into experimental and control group. The experimental group was given education and control was not intervened. The effect of nutrition education was assessed after one month to test its effectiveness. The results revealed that a majority of (65.7%) of the respondents had moderate KAP scores and 34.3% had good KAP scores. Even though all subjects had moderate to good knowledge scores and majority of them (35%) had poor practice scores. On comparison between experimental and control group, post knowledge, attitude, practice and total KAP score showed a significant improvement in the experimental group than in the control group. There was a significant improvement in the knowledge, attitude, practice and total KAP of both dietary and lifestyle practices after intervention. The level of KAP of diabetic patients plays an important role in management of their fasting blood glucose levels. Dietary and lifestyle counselling increases the KAP level thus helping in effective management of the disease condition

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: KAP, education, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diet, and lifestyle.
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2014 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2014 10:00

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