Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Diabetic Patients

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Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) among diabetic patients.

In any given community, the first important thing is to assess what people know about certain things, their feelings towards it and also their behaviours so that we can start the process of creating awareness among the people.

In order to facilitate a more efficient process of health information for behavioural change it is important to understand the levels of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices providing information necessary to tailor the program appropriate to the needs of the community.
Knowledge of a community is defined as the understanding of any given topic, diabetes nd diabetic retinopathy in this case. Attitude means the feelings of the patient towards diabetic retinopathy. Practice means all the ways in which they demonstrate their knowledge and attitude through their actions. .(11) Understanding this will allow the program to be tailored more appropriately to the needs of the community. There are not many studies regarding awareness or knowledge of diabetic retinopathy amongst diabetic patients.
It is important that the persons with diabetes should be aware of the vision-threatening complications of diabetes and the requirement for regular fundus examination so that the eye care
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It was a Population based epidemiological study carried out in Chengamanad Panchayat in Ernakulam district in Kerala state, India which proved that the basic necessity in preventing blindness due to diabetic retinopathy is the early detection and one of the methods by which it can be achieved is by improving the awareness and knowledge about the disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. It stated that the physicians and the ophthalmologists required further awareness training so that they can make the patient well educated about the

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