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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160840
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge and Attitude toward Diabetes Self-Management
Abstract:
Knowledge and Attitude toward Diabetes Self-Management
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Sousa, Valmi, PhD, CNS-BC, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Kansas
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Contact Telephone:(913) 588-1459
Co-Authors:V.D. Sousa, School of Nursing, The University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; M.L. Zanetti, M.A. Santos, F.F. Rodrigues, T.A. Martins, C.R. Teixeira, School of Nursing, The University of S?o Paulo at Ribeir?o Preto, Ribeir?o Preto, Brazil
Purpose: To explore the knowledge and attitude of people with diabetes who were participating in a self-management educational program. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Orem's theory of self-care and diabetes research literature guided the conceptualization of the study. Subjects: The sample of the study consisted of 82 Brazilian adults with diabetes mellitus. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from March to November, 2007 at a diabetes care and research center of a Brazilian university in southern Brazil. Data were collected with the Portuguese versions of the Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKN-A) and the Diabetes Attitude Questionnaire (ATT-19). Data analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and estimates of reliability of both questionnaires. Results: 78.05% of the participants had a score above 8 on diabetes knowledge indicating good knowledge and understanding of the disease. Scores on attitude toward diabetes self-management ranged from 25 to 71, suggesting difficulties in adherence to diabetes self-management activities. Both questionnaires, the KDN-A and ATT-19, had acceptable Cronbach's alphas of .72 and .79, respectively. Conclusion: Although participants had good diabetes knowledge, there were no changes in attitude toward diabetes self-management. Knowledge alone is not sufficient to improve diabetes self-management among Brazilian adults with diabetes; further research to explore other factors that may affect diabetes self-management in this population is warranted.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge and Attitude toward Diabetes Self-Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160840-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge and Attitude toward Diabetes Self-Management</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sousa, Valmi, PhD, CNS-BC, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Kansas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(913) 588-1459</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vsousa@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">V.D. Sousa, School of Nursing, The University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; M.L. Zanetti, M.A. Santos, F.F. Rodrigues, T.A. Martins, C.R. Teixeira, School of Nursing, The University of S?o Paulo at Ribeir?o Preto, Ribeir?o Preto, Brazil</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To explore the knowledge and attitude of people with diabetes who were participating in a self-management educational program. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Orem's theory of self-care and diabetes research literature guided the conceptualization of the study. Subjects: The sample of the study consisted of 82 Brazilian adults with diabetes mellitus. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from March to November, 2007 at a diabetes care and research center of a Brazilian university in southern Brazil. Data were collected with the Portuguese versions of the Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKN-A) and the Diabetes Attitude Questionnaire (ATT-19). Data analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and estimates of reliability of both questionnaires. Results: 78.05% of the participants had a score above 8 on diabetes knowledge indicating good knowledge and understanding of the disease. Scores on attitude toward diabetes self-management ranged from 25 to 71, suggesting difficulties in adherence to diabetes self-management activities. Both questionnaires, the KDN-A and ATT-19, had acceptable Cronbach's alphas of .72 and .79, respectively. Conclusion: Although participants had good diabetes knowledge, there were no changes in attitude toward diabetes self-management. Knowledge alone is not sufficient to improve diabetes self-management among Brazilian adults with diabetes; further research to explore other factors that may affect diabetes self-management in this population is warranted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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