Appraising of Plausible Factors, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Among Diabetes Patients: Hospital-Based Study in Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a major global health problem with individual, social and economical consequences. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Saudi Arabia is very high (23.9%) and ranked sevenith among the top 10 countries around the word. Plausible reasons for the steady increase in the prevalence of DM in many countries may include poor lifestyle, rapid westernization, lack of knowledge and unsatisfactory attitude and practices towards DM among the general population and diabetic patients. Therefore, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) studies are effective in providing baseline data for evaluating intervention programs and improving the service quality.
Keywordsó Diabetes Mellitus, KAP, Prevalence, Saudi Arabia