A STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ABOUT THE DIABETES, AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS
Keywords:DM, OPD, IPD.
Background: The present study was conducted with the aim to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetes amongst population.
Methods: Hospital based study was conducted on DM patients attending the diabetes center, medicine OPD and medicine IPD within the study period were recruited in the study after taking written inform consent.
Results: Regarding knowledge about complications of diabetes i.e. heart disease stated to be the highest in patients which was 201 (40.2%) followed by wound healing110(22.00%), eye disease 102(20.4%), peripheral neuropathy 96 (19.2%) and kidney diseases 92(18.4%).
Conclusion: From our study it was concluded that Knowledge about what disease is, was good and regarding symptoms (frequent urination) was also good but complication(Heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease, peripheral neuropathy, wound healing) was poor.
Keywords: DM, OPD, IPD.
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