Efficacy of education on knowledge, attitude & practice of Type II diabetic patients in relation to correct nutrition

AUTHORS

GH Heydari 1 , * , S Moslemi 2 , Farzaneh Montazerifar 3 , M Heydari 4

1 Public health dept, Faculty of Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Zahedan health center.

3 Nutritional dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran

4 Public health member.

How to Cite: Heydari G, Moslemi S, Montazerifar F, Heydari M. Efficacy of education on knowledge, attitude & practice of Type II diabetic patients in relation to correct nutrition, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2002 ; 4(4):e95313.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 4 (4); e95313
Published Online: December 24, 2002
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 11, 2002
Accepted: December 17, 2002
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Abstract

Diabetes is one of the most common metabolic diseases, which accompanies the patient through
out his life; unawareness from its consequences in advanced states can cause irreparable physical
and spiritual loss. As in time awareness can stop physical and mental loss and also ceases or stop the
development of the disease, therefore more attention should be paid to it. This study is a semiexperimental
and practical one. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of education on
knowledge attitude and practice of type II diabetic patients in relation to correct nutrition in Bu-Ali
hospital in Zahedan.
People under study include 100 diabetic patients who were systematic randomly chosen and had
files in the clinic. The method of performing the study was to assess people’ s awareness, attitude and
practice of people before and after the program and the devices (Method) of collecting the data was
through questionnaires which was given before and after the education, finally the KAP rate in the
two steps were compared.
The result showed a great increase in awareness (P<0.001), correct attitude (P<0.001) and right
practice in relation to proper nutrition.
The results of research can itself help for a better education of diabetic patients. 60% of these
patients include either illiterate people or people who can only read and write

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