Published: 2017-04-26

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetic people in Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Walid G. Babikr, Abdullah I. Aedh, Awad Mohamed Ahmed, Ahmed Abdelraheem, Mohammed Alasmary, Amar B. Elhussein, Anas R. Alijla, Mutaz M. Ahmed, Ali M. Assiri, Awad M. Al-Qahtani, Abubaker A. Younis, Hamdan Alshehri, Hatem Mohamed


Background: This cross-sectional hospital based study aimed at determining the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetes among local people of Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: We aimed to investigate the levels of knowledge, attitude and practice among diabetic people in Najran area.

Results: 10% of the participants scored >7, 28% scored >5 and 62% scored 5 and less in Knowledge questionnaire. None [0.00%] of the participants scored 7 or more out of the attitude questionnaire. 100% of the participants scored 5 and less out of 12. 100% of the participants scored >6 and 0% scored 12 or more in the practice questionnaire.

Conclusions: Our study revealed that the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetes in the area of Najran is very poor. We suggest that a structured educational program to be adopted by the health authorities in Saudi Arabia.


Attitudes, Diabetes, Dietary, Knowledge, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Practice Najran

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