Title

Assessment of the level of knowledge regarding complications and treatment regimen among clients with diabetes mellitus

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

This study was conducted at De La Salle University Medical Center in City of Dasmarinas, Cavite specifically from diabetic clinics, diabetic center, and inpatient and outpatient departments. It used a non-experimental descriptive research design. Majority of the respondents were 36 to 65 years old, almost equally distributed to male and female that are mostly married and were college graduates with monthly family income of P30,001 and above. The research instrument was adapted and modified from the study of Dalina (2010) entitled, “Effects of Health Education on Knowledge and Compliance with Self-Care Management among Clients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus”. Clients with diabetes mellitus have moderate level of knowledge regarding complications of diabetes, on the other hand, they have high level of knowledge regarding the treatment regimen. There were no significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding complications among the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, and educational attainment. There were no significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding treatment regimen when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, and educational attainment. Whereas, there was significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding complications when grouped according to family monthly income. And finally, there was significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding treatment program in terms of family monthly income.

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