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KNOWLEDGE OF DIABETES MELLITUS, RISK FACTORS AND COMPLICATIONS AMONG THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN KUALA LUMPUR

Muhammad Qamar*, Wai Hoong Lau, Amiruddin Ahmed, Faiz Ahmed, Jiyauddin Khan Ahmad Mahmud

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, incurable and non-communicable disease associated with consequences that may leads to mortality and morbidity. It remains as the major health-related issue among the society nowadays. Despite a lot of efforts has been done by the ministry of health of Malaysia in managing the diabetes mellitus among the population, the prevalence rate of diabetes mellitus does not decreasing but showed a rapid increasing trend. The objective of this study is to evaluate the level of diabetes knowledge among the general public and to find the association between the social demographic factors with level of diabetes knowledge among the general public. A cross-sectional study was carried out by using pre-tested questionnaire which consisted of demographic factors, general knowledge, risk factors, symptoms and complications of diabetes mellitus in order to assess the diabetes knowledge among the general public. Out of 380 respondents, 51.8% were male with Chinese ethnicity (49.7%) with the age range between 18-27 years old (61.3%). Regarding the scores of diabetes knowledge, 53.9% of respondents managed to achieve good scores, while 41.3% moderate, whereas 4.7% of respondents managed to achieve poor score. The average percentages of correct responses on general knowledge, risk factors, symptoms and complications were 67.1%, 69.0%, 69.6% and 71.7% respectively. The lowest percentages of correct responses were related to the misconception that diabetes can be cured,pregnancy as a risk factor and weight loss despite normal appetite as the symptoms of diabetes. Statistical significant were observed between the family history of diabetes and monthly income with the level of diabetes knowledge. The level of diabetes knowledge among the general public in Kuala Lumpur was reasonably good and well-informed regarding the basic general knowledge of diabetes except for a few deficiency areas.

Keywords: Knowledge, Diabetes Mellitus, Risk Factor, Complications.


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