A cross-sectional study on the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on diabetes mellitus among sampled population aged 18 years and above of Rumah Janggu and Rumah Mok, Bintangor

Fatimah Dzohrah, bt Sharuddin (2007) A cross-sectional study on the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on diabetes mellitus among sampled population aged 18 years and above of Rumah Janggu and Rumah Mok, Bintangor. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

~nowledge, attitude and practice on diabetes is important among the residents of the longhouses because it plays a major role in the prevention of this disease. Thus it is crucial to study these aspects in order to organize effective interventions) To study the level of knowledge, attitude and practice concerning diabetes among the sampled population aged 18 years and above of Rumah Janggu & Rumah Mok from 29th January to 13 th April 2007. A cross-sectional study was done on a sample population of 104 respondents chosen by simple random sampling. Data collection was conducted by using an interview-guided questionnaire. Data entry and analyses were done using SPSS version 13.0, with parametric tests including ANOVA, chi-square test, independent ' 1' test, Fisher exact test and Pearson's correlation test, and non-parametric tests including MannWhitney test and Kruskal-Wallis test. Regarding knowledge, 56.7% had good knowledge with a mean score of 36.44 and above. There was a significant relationship between level of knowledge with age (p=O.003) and level of education (p=O.032). OveraH percentage of positive attitudes among the respondents was 59.6%. There was a significant relationship between level of attitude with age (p=O.008) and level of education (p=0.015). As for practice, 60.0% had good levels of practice, but only 39.4% had good practice in terms of risk reduction against diabetes. However, there was no significant relationship between level of practice with any socio-demographic factors. There was a significant positive corelation between level of knowledge with level of attitude (p<O.OOI). However, there was a significant negative correlation between level of knowledge with level of practice (p=O.OI8) and level of attitude with level of practice (p=0.035). As a conclusion, influence on knowledge, attitude and practice is multifactorial, and the better the level of knowledge, the better the level of attitude, but such similar finding is not true between knowledge and attitude with the level of practice.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Rumah Janggu, Rumah Mok, Bintangor, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 06:32
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 06:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/15395

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