Knowledge, Attitude and Quality of Life among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Palestine
Keywords:Type 2 diabetes mellitus, knowledge, attitudes, health-related quality of life.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between knowledge and attitude on quality of life
among diabetic patients type 2 in Palestine.
Method: A cross-sectional quantitative descriptive study that contains a sample of 120 diabetic patients
were selected from Nablus hospitals and outpatient clinics to assess the level of knowledge and attitudes
toward self-care and health-related quality of life.
Results: The mean score of Michigan Diabetic Knowledge Test was 8.04±2.48 and this consider a moderate
level. Of 120 diabetic patients, 27.5% had poor knowledge; 65.5% had moderate knowledge, and only 6.6
% had good knowledge. The mean for attitude score of all respondents was 125.4±10.57 and this consider
a positive attitude. There was a significant positive association between knowledge, attitude with HRQol
(P=0.00). The mean for HRQoL score was 0.72 and it represented a moderate level of quality of life.
Conclusion: Level of knowledge scores and HRQol were moderate and attitude toward the disease was
positive in type 2 diabetic patients in Palestine, and there was a strong association between knowledge,
attitude on HRQoL.
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