Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003333
Title: Development of a validated questionnaire to assess knowledge and awareness among uncontrolled diabetic patients toward diabetes mellitus
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Health literacy is an integral part of diabetes management. Patients with good knowledge of diabetes and its complications seek proper treatment and care and take charge of their health. Objective: This study was designed to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and awareness of uncontrolled diabetic patients toward diabetes mellitus (DM). Methodology: We developed a 15 item, two domain questionnaires to assess the knowledge and awareness among uncontrolled diabetic patients and examined for internal consistency, reproducibility, convergent, and discriminant validity using Cronbach’s alpha, intraclass correlation, and corrected-item to total correlation scores, respectively. Results: The final version of the questionnaire was found to be statistically internally consistent, reproducible, and reliable and could be used to assess the awareness and attitude of patients toward self-management of DM. Conclusion: This questionnaire has been developed to quantify the awareness and attitude of uncontrolled diabetic patients toward diabetes mellitus and thereby arrive at outcomes to develop systematic strategies for promotion of knowledge, awareness, and self-care practices.

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    M. Ashok Kumar1 , P. Shanmugasundaram2 *

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    1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. P. Shanmugasundaram, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Velan Nagar, P. V. Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai – 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    M. Ashok Kumar1 , P. Shanmugasundaram2 *

    Title:Development of a validated questionnaire to assess knowledge and awareness among uncontrolled diabetic patients toward diabetes mellitus
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (801-806)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Awarness, Questionnaire, Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, Validation
    Research Materials:uncontrolled diabetic patients

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Awarness Questionnaire Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus Validation

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