International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2019)

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of rural population towards diabetic complications in a developing country: An observational study

Author(s): Dr. Aadil Bashir Rather, Dr. Rouf Hussain Rather, Dr. Mohsin Rashid, Dr. Insha Latif and Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parray
Abstract: Introduction Diabetes Mellitus is a major global non-communicable epidemic disease. Knowledge about diabetes, its risk factors and complications is poor. Methods and materials: This was a hospital based study in which adult diabetics with age of 18yrs or more, who attended the hospital on OPD basis for consultation of diabetes. A total of 275 patients from two peripheral hospitals of Kashmir. Results and observation: Regarding the complications dizziness was mentioned by majority as a sign of hypoglycemia (42.1%) followed by palpitations, sweating, rigors and coma in 20.4%, 17.4%, 16.1% and 10% respectively. The most frequent known chronic complication of diabetes mentioned was cardiovascular (37%), sepsis (35%), nephropathy (32.0%), retinopathy (28.1%) and skin infection/ xerosis in 17% of patients. Conclusion: Knowledge about diabetic complications was low in our study. Most of rural population have poor access to diabetic information.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Aadil Bashir Rather, Dr. Rouf Hussain Rather, Dr. Mohsin Rashid, Dr. Insha Latif and Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parray. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of rural population towards diabetic complications in a developing country: An observational study. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(1): 20-22. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i1a.05