Knowledge and Attitude towards Risk Factors and Complications of Diabetes among Housekeeping Staff at a Tertiary Care Center in India

Sushma H. Nayak, Saleena Ummer Velladath, Kalaivani Manokaran, Venilla Jaganathan, Anju Muraleedharan

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude towards risk factors and complications of diabetes among housekeeping workers. Material and methods: After obtaining institutional ethics approval, a cross-sectional survey was conducted among housekeeping staff working in a tertiary care center with an age group ranging from 18 to 60 years to assess knowledge and attitude towards risk factors and complications of diabetes. The correlation between knowledge and attitude scores was determined using Karl Pearson correlation coefficient analysis. Results: A total of 287 housekeeping staff, with majority of females (73.9%) were included in the study. The average knowledge score was 16.24 ± 6.74, and the average attitude score was 7.22 ± 1.27. A weak correlation between knowledge and attitude scores was observed with a coefficient of 0.215 (p < 0.01). Multivariate linear regression analysis revealed that total knowledge and attitude scores and previously counseled people were statistically significant. Conclusions: The findings revealed that the overall level of knowledge about diabetes among housekeeping staff is poor, but the overall attitude is positive. There was a weak correlation between knowledge and attitude scores. Coordinated educational initiatives focusing on lower socioeconomic background, rural, and less educated individuals are needed to avoid diabetes and its complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-289
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Diabetology
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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