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NNJ. 2019; 8(1): 24-27


A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ON CLINICAL FEATURES AND COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG ADULTS IN KAMAKSHI NAGAR, NELLORE

Asso. Prof., Mrs. A. Viji,Dr. Indira. S,Ms. Tirana Treesa Tom.




Abstract

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects the way the body used food for energy and physical
growth. It develops due to poor eating habits and bad lifestyle choices. Objectives: To assess the level of
knowledge regarding the clinical features and complications of diabetes mellitus among adults.To associate
the level of knowledge regarding clinical features and complications of diabetes mellitus among adults with
their selected demographic variables. Metrials and methods - A quantitative research approach and
descriptive research design was adopted. 50 adults in the age group of 21-60 years who fulfill the inclusion
criteria were selected by non probability convenient sampling technique. 20 structured questionnaire were
used to collect data. The data was analyzed in terms of objectives of the study using descriptive and
inferential statistics. Results: 29(58%) adults had D grade and 21(42%) adults had B grade knowledge
.

Key words: Clinical Features, Complications, Diabetes Mellitus






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