Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Diabetes in the General Population: A Cross-Sectional Study from Pakistan.
Ali Hassan Gillani, Fakir Mohammad Amirul Islam, Khezar Hayat, Naveel Atif, Caijun Yang, Jie Chang, Zhan Qu, Yu Fang
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Published : 2018
Background: Low knowledge about diabetes risk factors coupled with high disease prevalence is common in low-resource countries. This study evaluated diabetes-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the general population in Punjab (Pakistan). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in five districts in Punjab from January to March 2017. Data were collected from 2019 adults aged 18⁻90 years through face-to-face interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire. The total knowledge score ranged from 0⁻9; a score ≥6 was considered adequate diabetes awareness. Descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and linear and binary logistic regression were used for the analyses. Results: Res..View full abstract