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Title: Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding obesity as a risk factor for diabetes among adults in Sindila Sub County, Bundibugyo district, Uganda
Authors: Kibebelo, Edmon
Keywords: Obesity
Sindila Sub County
Bundibugyo district, Uganda
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major public health problem in Uganda and it is a risk factor for many comorbid diseases. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding obesity as a risk factor for diabetes among adults in Sindila Sub county, Bundibugyo district Uganda. Methodology: This is a cross sectional survey. Data was obtained from 138 Sindila Sub County Results: Out of the 138 participants, around 34% were males and 66% were females. Out of 138 participants 61% know nothing about DM and about 48% were not sure whether they know something about symptoms of DM. The lack of knowledge about the relationship between obesity and DM was significant among this study group. Conclusion: There was low awareness and knowledge levels toward baseline DM related information among Sindila Sub County population, which necessitates the need for comprehensive awareness program. Women are more in need to be targeted by DM prevention and control programs
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
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