2017
DOI: 10.24248/eahrj.v1i2.556
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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Risks Related to Diabetes Mellitus Among University Students in Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study

Abstract: Background: Diabetes mellitus is on the rise in low-income countries, including Uganda, owing to the 'westernization' of individual lifestyles. It remains unanswered whether the majority of university students who are rapidly embracing 'western' lifestyles have any knowledge of diabetes or perceive themselves to be at risk of acquiring the disease. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceived risks related to diabetes mellitus among university students in Uganda.Methods: This desc… Show more

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“…Results of this research showed there was a relation between knowledge level and preventive practices of type 2 diabetes mellitus in students of Diponegoro University Semarang. This research was in line with research conducted by Kharono which showed that most of the respondents did not know that when there were 3 family generations with diabetes it was a risk factor of the occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (Kharono et al, 2017). The majority of the respondents also did not know the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.…”
Section: Relationship Between Knowledge Level and Preventive Practices Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitussupporting
confidence: 88%
“…Results of this research showed there was a relation between knowledge level and preventive practices of type 2 diabetes mellitus in students of Diponegoro University Semarang. This research was in line with research conducted by Kharono which showed that most of the respondents did not know that when there were 3 family generations with diabetes it was a risk factor of the occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (Kharono et al, 2017). The majority of the respondents also did not know the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.…”
Section: Relationship Between Knowledge Level and Preventive Practices Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitussupporting
confidence: 88%
“…A recent study conducted among Chinese college students and reported that students had limited knowledge about diabetes and its management [14]. A study conducted in university students of Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and reported unsatisfactory knowledge about DM while medical students from Uganda had adequate knowledge [15,16].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The majority of the respondents had adequate knowledge about the risk factors and symptoms of DM. 22 …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The majority of the respondents had adequate knowledge about the risk factors and symptoms of DM. 22 Exploration of knowledge regarding DM was the main subject of a couple of other studies and guide the health care planning in a better way. [23][24][25] The participants with a close relative with DM exhibited better knowledge scores than those with no history of DM in the family.…”
Section: Knowledgementioning
confidence: 99%