Examining the Impact of Illness Perception and KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) on Eating Behavior and Diabetic Self-Management among Type II Diabetic Patients
Keywords:Illness Perception, KAP, Eating Behavior Diabetic Self-Management, Type II Diabetic Patients
Current study focuses on impact of Illness Perception and KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice) on Eating Behavior and Diabetic Self-Management among Type II Diabetic Patients. Major objectives of the study are to assess the illness perception on eating behavior of Type II diabetic patients and to assess the illness perception on self-management of Type II diabetic patients. Moreover, to examined the impact of KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) on eating behavior of Type II diabetic patients as well as to examined the impact on KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) on self-management of Type II diabetic patients. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic online survey was conducted and a purposive sampling technique used to approach diabetic type II patients from different hospitals, another snowball sampling technique used for data collection as well. The sample size has calculated by using G power analysis. This study comprised of total 200 participants. For statistical analysis SPSS software is used and regression analysis is run for hypothesis testing. Major findings of the study indicated that knowledge attitude and practice has (6%) positive and direct impact on eating behavior of Type II diabetic patients and illness perception also has (11%) positive and direct impact on eating behavior of Type II diabetic patients. It is also find from the major finding that KAP has (31%) positive and direct impact on self- management of Type II diabetic patients” and illness perception also has (10%) positive and direct impact on self-management of Type II diabetic patients”. Finally it is concluded that there is need to improve the KAP and self- management of Type II diabetic patients and some future recommendations are also given for new studies.
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