Diabetes knowledge, beliefs and practices among people with diabetes attending a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan
AbstractA structured questionnaire on knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding diabetes was administered to 199 persons with diabetes [92.5% type 2] attending the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Mean age [standard deviation [SD]] was 53  years. Mean duration of diabetes [SD] was 8  years in men and 9  years in women. Men had a significantly better knowledge score than women [P = 0.02]; there was no significant difference in the beliefs and practices scores. Scores were classed as good [> 60%] in only 13.6% of participants for knowledge, 17.6% for beliefs and 11.2% for practices.About 38% of the participants had received education on diabetes care
Rafique, G., Azam, S.I. & White, F. (2006). Diabetes knowledge, beliefs and practices among people with diabetes attending a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117123
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (5), 590-598, 2006
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