Diabetes knowledge, beliefs and practices among people with diabetes attending a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

Ghazala Rafique, S. I. Azam, F. White

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Abstract

A 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 (11) years. Mean duration of diabetes (SD) was 8 (7) years in men and 9 (6) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-598
Number of pages9
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume12
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

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