Date of Completion

3-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

level of knowledge, diet modification, diabetes mellitus

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive non-experimental method with self-made questionnaire based on the review of literatures and from the study of Ntaate (2015). The researcher's target population in this study was 100 respondents. Using snowball sampling, the researchers selected the respondents who were 18 years old and above, diagnosed to have diabetes mellitus type 1, not confined in an institution as of the moment, and literate, coherent and willing to participate in the study. The statistical treatment used were percentage, mean, standard deviation, ANOVA and t-test. The following conclusions were derived from the abovementioned findings of the study: 1) Majority of the respondents were 18 to 35 years old, male, diagnosed 11 to 20 years ago and with monthly income ranging from Php20,001.00 to 30,000.00; 2) Clients with diabetes mellitus type 1 have moderate level of knowledge on their diet modification; 3) There were no significant differences in the level of knowledge on diet modification of clients with diabetes mellitus type 1 when grouped according to age, educational attainment, duration of illness and monthly income. Whereas, there was a significant difference in the level of knowledge on diet modification of clients with diabetes mellitus type 1 when grouped according to sex.

First Advisor

Marjorie Fay P. Sta. Maria

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