Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)  >
Theses and Dissertations from UMD  >
UMD Theses and Dissertations 

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/13001

Title: Factors Associated with Compliance to Diabetes Self-Care Behaviors and Glycemic Control Among Kuwaiti People with Type 2 Diabetes
Authors: Al-Ibrahim, Afnan Abdul Hamid
Advisors: Jackson, Dr. Robert T
Department/Program: Nutrition
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Nutrition
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In this cross-sectional study, diabetes self-care behaviors, general diabetes knowledge, attitude and satisfaction, dietary and lifestyle modifications, and barriers to diabetes self-care behaviors and diabetes self-management were assessed by a questionnaire. Biochemical and anthropometric measurements were extracted from patients¡¯ medical records. Data collection through multi-stage stratified random sampling was obtained from eight primary healthcare centers in the Capital Region of Kuwait. The overall prevalence of poor glycemic control (HbA1c ¡Ý 7%) among Kuwaiti type 2 diabetic patients was 78.8%. About 76% of patients were non-compliant and 24% were compliant to glycemic control. Fasting plasma glucose was the strongest discriminating variable that classified patients as compliant and non-compliant to glycemic control. About 59.3% of patients were classified as ¡°poor¡± adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors. Diet had the strongest association with diabetes self-care behaviors scores (X2 = 234.3, P < 0.05).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/13001
Appears in Collections:Nutrition & Food Science Theses and Dissertations
UMD Theses and Dissertations

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormatNo. of Downloads
AlIbrahim_umd_0117N_13323.pdf11.41 MBAdobe PDF572View/Open

All items in DRUM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

 

DRUM is brought to you by the University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011 (301)314-1328.
Please send us your comments