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Assessment of Awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy Among the Diabetics Attending the Peripheral Diabetic Clinics in Melaka, Malaysia

Addoor, Krishna R and Bhandary, Sulatha V and Khanna, Rajesh and Rao, Lavanya G and Lingam, Kamala D and Binu, VS and Shivaji, Santhosh and Nandannaver, Manjunath (2011) Assessment of Awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy Among the Diabetics Attending the Peripheral Diabetic Clinics in Melaka, Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66 (1). pp. 48-52.

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Abstract

In view of the alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes mellitus in Malaysia, we conducted a study to assess the awareness of complications of diabetes among the diabetics attending the peripheral clinics in Melaka. The study period was from January 2007 to December 2007. 351 patients were included in the study. 79.8% were aware of the complications of diabetes mellitus and 87.2% were aware that diabetes can affect the eyes. However, only 50% of the patients underwent an ophthalmological evaluation. Although awareness was good, the motivation to undergo the assessment was poor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Awareness, Retinopathy, Malaysia
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > MMMC Maleka
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 05:16
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 05:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76941

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