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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan

Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetic people regarding their disease.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was carried out with KAP questionnaire among the outpatients of four tertiary care hospitals of Sindh. The sample was chosen by using the random technique and duration of study was six months.
Results: The total 2500 questionnaire were distributed and 2025 returned, with response rate 81%. Patients aged 30 plus were 1865(29.09%). As per gender distribution, 1235(60.9%) were male and 790(39.1%) females. Besides this, 171(8.4%) were type I and 1854(91.5%) were type II diabetics.
Conclusion: Low literacy rate is main contributing factor in the low KAP score among the diabetic patients of Sindh, Pakistan.

Key words: Diabetes, knowledge, attitude, practice, Sindh


 
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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 4-7.


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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=261273 [Access: January 16, 2019].


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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 4-7.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. RMJ. (2018), [cited January 16, 2019]; 43(1): 4-7.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah (2018) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. RMJ, 43 (1), 4-7.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. 2018. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 4-7.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. "Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 4-7.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah. "Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43.1 (2018), 4-7. Print.



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Altaf Ali Mangi, Haroon Khan, Awais Ahmed Junno, Rafiq Ahmed Nindwani, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Shehanshah (2018) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about diabetes among diabetic patients in Sindh, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 4-7.








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