Title

A study on the eating habits of clients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in selected barangays in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Eating, Diet, Food, Nutrition

Abstract

The study utilized a non-experimental descriptive quantitative research design. A total of 150 respondents from different barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite were selected through convenience sampling. A self-made questionnaire was used as a research instrument for gathering the responses of the diabetic clients. The checklist type of questionnaire used was composed of two (2) parts: The first part was the demographic data of the respondents and the second part was the questionnaire on eating habits of clients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The statistical treatments utilized were frequency distribution, t-test and ANOVA. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were female, Catholic, 40-50 years old, married, unemployed, with monthly family income of P10,000 and below, reached high school level, and had the disease for 2-4 years; 2) Most of the respondents had good eating habits. Foods that are not highly recommended for a diabetic were consumed in moderate, if not in minimum amount; 3) There was no significant difference in the eating habits of clients with type 2 diabetes mellitus when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, educational attainment, religion, monthly family income, employment status and length of disease.

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