Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Elderly People

Roopa, K.S and Rama Devi, . (2014) Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Elderly People. Golden Research Thoughts, 3 (11). p. 3492. ISSN 2231-5063

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Abstract

As a person gets older he/she is prone to many diseases. Among them diabetes mellitus is most prevalent. Diabetes is the major threat to the growing elderly population, the existence of this condition markedly increases multi-systemic complications. Hence the study on knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) in the management of diabetes among elderly people was envisioned. The study was conducted with an objective to study the KAP in the management of diabetes among elderly people. A total sample of 1200, constituting of 600 men and 600 women, between the age group of 65-76 years were randomly selected from 30 areas of urban Bangalore. A Structured Interview Schedule (SIS) developed by the investigators to study the KAP in the management of diabetes among elderly. The obtained data was tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis by applying percentage analysis, chi-square and 't' test. The results showed moderate knowledge, fair attitude and not so good practice in the management of diabetes among the respondents

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: :Diabetics, Assessment, Elderly, Management.
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Applied Sciences > Home Science
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Home Science
Depositing User: Mr. Lokeshareddy Y C
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 05:24
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 05:24
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/4457

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