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IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 581-585

Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study

Authors: Tahir Ansari, Waqas Sami, Nawaf Razhan Alsubaie, Abdullah Ali Althaqib, Abdulrahman Atallah Alenezi, Ahmad Nueva Almutairy, Mohammad Abdulkhliq Alshamrani, Mohammed Ayed Alanazi, Meshari Abdulkarim Almutairi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong metabolic disease, considered often as an epidemic problem that leads to a reduction in quality and expectancy of life. There is an increasing prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus throughout the world as a result of changing dietary patterns and decreased physical activity. Providing proper education and guidance towards diabetes care among patients could result in considerable development in their glycemic control and disease treatment. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern among diabetes mellitus patients visiting primary health care center (PHC) in Al Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 155 patients with type 2 diabetes that included 73 male and 82 females. Results: Mean knowledge score was 43.2214.85. The mean attitudes score was 2.330.40, and regarding the practice, the majority of the patients did not follow special diet 87(56.1%), and only 24(15.5%) patients follow Diabetic diet. The majority 37(23.9%) of patients took only 1-2 serving of starch per a day, 47(30.3%) patients took less than one serving of fruits per a day, and 64(41.3%) patients only drank 4 cups of water per a day. Conclusion: In general, poor knowledge, attitudes, and practices were observed towards healthy dietary habits among type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients attending PHC in Al Majmaah city. The present study found only 15.5% among the study subjects following a strict diabetic diet which reflects the poor level of diabetic control followed in this part of the country.

Keywords:
Saudi Arabia, Al Majmaah, diabetes mellitus, dietary pattern, knowledge, attitude, and practice.


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Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study


Authors
Tahir Ansari
Consultant Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Waqas Sami
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf Razhan Alsubaie
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Ali Althaqib
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Atallah Alenezi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmad Nueva Almutairy
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad Abdulkhliq Alshamrani
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Ayed Alanazi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Abdulkarim Almutairi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Consultant Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia ; t.ansari@mu.edu.sa

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 17 Jan 2019
Accepted 30 Jan 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Ansari T, Sami W, Alsubaie NR, Althaqib AA, Alenezi AA, Almutairy AN, Alshamrani MA, Alanazi MA, Almutairi MA. Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari T, Sami W, Alsubaie NR, Althaqib AA, Alenezi AA, Almutairy AN, Alshamrani MA, Alanazi MA, Almutairi MA. Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26771 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari T, Sami W, Alsubaie NR, Althaqib AA, Alenezi AA, Almutairy AN, Alshamrani MA, Alanazi MA, Almutairi MA. Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari T, Sami W, Alsubaie NR, Althaqib AA, Alenezi AA, Almutairy AN, Alshamrani MA, Alanazi MA, Almutairi MA. Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(7): 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari, T., Sami, . W., Alsubaie, . N. R., Althaqib, . A. A., Alenezi, . A. A., Almutairy, . A. N., Alshamrani, . M. A., Alanazi, . M. A. & Almutairi, . M. A. (2019) Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. IJMDC, 3 (7), 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari, Tahir, Waqas Sami, Nawaf Razhan Alsubaie, Abdullah Ali Althaqib, Abdulrahman Atallah Alenezi, Ahmad Nueva Almutairy, Mohammad Abdulkhliq Alshamrani, Mohammed Ayed Alanazi, and Meshari Abdulkarim Almutairi. 2019. Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari, Tahir, Waqas Sami, Nawaf Razhan Alsubaie, Abdullah Ali Althaqib, Abdulrahman Atallah Alenezi, Ahmad Nueva Almutairy, Mohammad Abdulkhliq Alshamrani, Mohammed Ayed Alanazi, and Meshari Abdulkarim Almutairi. "Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari, Tahir, Waqas Sami, Nawaf Razhan Alsubaie, Abdullah Ali Althaqib, Abdulrahman Atallah Alenezi, Ahmad Nueva Almutairy, Mohammad Abdulkhliq Alshamrani, Mohammed Ayed Alanazi, and Meshari Abdulkarim Almutairi. "Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 581-585. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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Ansari, T., Sami, . W., Alsubaie, . N. R., Althaqib, . A. A., Alenezi, . A. A., Almutairy, . A. N., Alshamrani, . M. A., Alanazi, . M. A. & Almutairi, . M. A. (2019) Assessment of Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dietary pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a locality-based perspective study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 581-585. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547743129


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