Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Periodic Screening of Diabetes Mellitus among Teachers in Tikrit City in Iraq

Authors

  • Mayada Kamel Mohammed
  • Maysaloon Ahmed Khudhair
  • Nisreen Mohammed Ibraheem
  • Afnan Alaa Abdul Rahman
  • Aya Hussein Saher
  • Fatin Aaffaa Aldeen Kasim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2709

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus awareness, School Teachers, Tikrit.

Abstract

Background: One of the most prevalent chronic diseases isDiabetes mellitus that have adverse effect on the
health, and the goal today being placed on disease prevention, controlling and screening.
Aim: To assess knowledge,attitude and Practice of periodic screening of DM among teachers in Tikrit city.
Subject and Method: The study is a cross-sectional study that had conducted from 1st of November 2018
until 30 of March 2019 on teachers in Tikrit city primary and secondary school using a questionnaire.
Results: The knowledge regarding the diabetes and its screening a 24% were good and 46% were accepted
regarding the disease symptoms and about its control 84% mention that diet modification is the best way then
exercise and medication in lower percent while regarding complications 68% (much of them) knowledge
were bad, About the importance of periodic screening the great percentage was yes.
Conclusion: There was 93.3% who have knowledge about diabetes mellitus screening among school
teachers. Teacher’s method for controlling diabetes mostly are diet modifications 84% then exercise 42.5%.

Author Biographies

Mayada Kamel Mohammed

Lecturer, Department of Family and Community
Medicine, Tikrit Medical College, Tikrit University,
Iraq

Maysaloon Ahmed Khudhair

Assist Lecturer

Nisreen Mohammed Ibraheem

Prof

Afnan Alaa Abdul Rahman

Rotater, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Tikrit Medical College, Tikrit University, Iraq

Aya Hussein Saher

Rotater, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Tikrit Medical College, Tikrit University, Iraq

Fatin Aaffaa Aldeen Kasim

Rotater, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Tikrit Medical College, Tikrit University, Iraq

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Mayada Kamel Mohammed, Maysaloon Ahmed Khudhair, Nisreen Mohammed Ibraheem, Afnan Alaa Abdul Rahman, Aya Hussein Saher, & Fatin Aaffaa Aldeen Kasim. (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Periodic Screening of Diabetes Mellitus among Teachers in Tikrit City in Iraq. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 368373. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2709

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