Factors Associated With Blood Sugar Control Behaviours Among Non-Insulin Dependent-Diabetic Patients at Chum-Saeng Hospital, Nakorn-Sawan Province

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Siriprapa Klunklin
Mantana Pongpaibul
Vachira Singhakachen


Diabetes is a complex disorder that requires attention to diet, exercise,
medication adherence, healthy behaviours to achieve good glycemic control to decrease
fatal complications risks. Comprehensive knowledge and positive attitude of diabetes and
appropriate health behaviours is vitally important to the patients. This cross-sectional
survey study was conducted to understand factors associated with blood sugar control
behaviours in 200 non-insulin dependent diabetic patients at Chum-Saeng Hospital, Nakorn
Sawan province. Descriptive and statistical analyses used in this study included percentage,
mean, standard deviation, Chi-square test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient.
The results showed, subject variables are majority women, 59.7 average years of
ages with standard deviation of 10.31 years; mostly, primary school education, agricultural
occupations and 20,000-34,999 Baht/year in household income; mostly, overweight status,
waist circumferences upper 80 cm. For female subjects, diabetes and its complication as
underlying diseases, national health security service users, uncontrolled-blood sugar status.
Most of the subjects showed the scores of testing of, moderate diabetic comprehensive
knowledge, higher positive attitudes on diabetes, lower food consumption behaviours and
behavioural exercises, moderate appropriate diabetic drug uses and stress. And, there were
association between blood sugar- controlling in such samples and underlying diseases,
comprehensive knowledge and positive attitudes on diabetes, behavioural exercises,
diabetic drug uses and stress (p <.05).

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