Volume 14, Issue 2 (5-2015)                   JRUMS 2015, 14(2): 167-172 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahimi M, Izadi N, Rezvan Madani F, Eghbalian A. Knowledge and Practice Level of Self-Directed Care among Diabetics in Kermanshah City in 2014: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2015; 14 (2) :167-172
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Background and Objective: Diabetes is an important challenge to health. This study was performed in order to determine the knowledge and practice level of self-directed care among patients.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, demographic questionnaires, knowledge and practice questionnaire were completed by patients. Self-care status of patients was analyzed using t-test, χ2 and logistic regression.

Results: The mean age of the 726 patients was 52.10±13.92 years. Only 64.8% were women. In terms of knowledge, them and self-care, 27.7% of participants had low knowledge, 74.5% with low practice and 69.8% of them had low self-care. Between knowledge and practice and education existed significant relationship, so that with increase of education level, knowledge and practice increas more (p=0.01).

Conclusion: The results showed low levels of practice and self-care, hence, it is necessary to train more self-care programs and identify the obstacles that impede behavioral change and more self-care in patients.

Key words: Knowledge, Practice, Self-care, Diabetes


Funding: This study was funded by Research and Technology Deputy of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics committee of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences approved the study.


How to cite this article: Rahimi Mehr A, N. Izadi, Rezvan Madani F, Eghbalian A. Knowledge and Practice Level of Self-Directed Care among Diabetics in Kermanshah city in 2014: A Short ReportM. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2014 14(2): 167-72. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: غدد
Received: 2014/03/4 | Accepted: 2015/04/13 | Published: 2015/05/13

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