Title

Knowledge and attitude regarding compliance to the prevention of type II diabetes mellitus in selected hospitals in Cavite

Author

Bryan Tad-y

Date of Completion

2002

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Abstract

This study utilized a non-experimental descriptive type of research design. Using purposive sampling technique, the respondents consisted of 100 diabetic patients, clinically diagnosed with type II diabetes. The data gathering instrument used was self-made questionnaire. This type of instrument allowed the respondents to answer every single question with one or more options. Data was analyzed through percentage, mean, t-test of independent means, f-test and Pearson’s r. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) From the 100 respondents, majority were male, graduated in high school, married, with a family income of P10,00 and below, and receive social support; 2) Most of the respondents have an excellent knowledge regarding compliance to the prevention of complications of diabetes mellitus; 3) Most of the respondents have very good attitude regarding compliance to the prevention of complication of diabetes mellitus; 4) Level of knowledge of respondents regarding compliance to the prevention of complication of diabetes mellitus was not significantly different in terms of gender, civil status, educational background, family income, and social support; 5) Level of attitude of respondents regarding compliance to the prevention of complication of diabetes was not significantly related in terms of gender, civil status, educational background, family income and social support; 6) There is a positive correlation between the level of knowledge and level of attitude of the respondents regarding the compliance of the prevention of diabetes mellitus.

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