KAP – Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice & Prevalence Study of Diabetes Mellitus among Morning Walkers in the City of Ahmedabad

KAP – Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice & Prevalence Study of Diabetes Mellitus among Morning Walkers in the City of Ahmedabad

Authors

  • Roshani Chandrethia Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55489/njmr.12042022910

Keywords:

Diabetes Mellitus, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Rndom blood sugar, Selfcare

Abstract

Background: Growing evidence from knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) studies indicates an urgent need to improve diabetes awareness, early diagnosis, risk factor control, and management & disease burden.

Objective of this present study is to know awareness of the diabetes risk factors & management among morning walkers of the city of Ahmedabad and to know the prevalence of diabetes cases among the general population of Ahmedabad.

Methodology: The present study is a cross-sectional study based in the Ahmedabad district of Gujarat. After obtaining signed informed consent at first & Data will be collected according to a standard protocol using an interview-based questionnaire, and random blood sugar will be checked using an instant glucometer and strips.

Result: The mean ±SD scores of the study population regarding the knowledge, attitude, and practice outcomes were 4.04 ± 1.03 ,2.20 ± 0.90, 3.80 ± 0.85. prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus found in this study is 43.49% which is predicted by value of Random Blood sugar 100-125 and ≥ 125 mg/dl.

Conclusion: Variables other than knowledge and attitude have a role in illness management. Poor self-management, a lack of desire, insufficient social support, or a lack of resources needed for sustained lifestyle adjustment behaviour are all potential explanations.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Chandrethia, R. (2022). KAP – Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice & Prevalence Study of Diabetes Mellitus among Morning Walkers in the City of Ahmedabad. National Journal of Medical Research, 12(04), 64–68. https://doi.org/10.55489/njmr.12042022910

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