Author(s): Deva Pon Pushpam. I

Email(s): pushpapdeva@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/jnmr.2023.04   

Address: Mrs. Deva Pon Pushpam. I
Associate Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu – 181122.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 2,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
India has an estimated 77 million people with diabetes, which makes it the second most affected in the world, after China(4). One in six people (17%) in the world with diabetes is from India(4). School teachers can impart this knowledge to students so that the projected growth of diabetes mellitus can be reduced. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications among private school teachers in Jammu with a view to develop an informational pamphlet. The objectives were to assess the level of knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications among private school teachers of Jammu, to find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications with selected socio-demographic data and to prepare an informational pamphlet regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications. A quantitative approach, non-experimental descriptive research design was used in the study. 100 samples were selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. The data was collected by using self-structured questionnaire with two parts including sociodemographic data and questions on knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications. The responses were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that 23 (23%) had adequate level of knowledge, 58 (58%) had moderate level of knowledge and 19 (19%) had inadequate level of knowledge regarding diabetes mellitus and its selected complications. There was a significant association between the level of knowledge and selected socio demographic variables such as gender and dietary pattern.


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Deva Pon Pushpam. I. Level of Knowledge regarding Diabetes Mellitus and its Selected Complications among Private School Teachers. A and V Pub Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2023; 2(1):9-2. doi: 10.52711/jnmr.2023.04

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Deva Pon Pushpam. I. Level of Knowledge regarding Diabetes Mellitus and its Selected Complications among Private School Teachers. A and V Pub Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2023; 2(1):9-2. doi: 10.52711/jnmr.2023.04   Available on: https://jnmronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-2-1-4


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