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[How much do inpatient treated diabetics know about their disease?].
Gesundheitswesen. 2006 Aug-Sep; 68(8-9):557-65.G

Abstract

AIM OF STUDY

The aim of the study was to find to find out which factors are able to predict the disease-specific knowledge of in-patient diabetic patients and to characterize this group of patients.

METHODS

The disease-specific knowledge of diabetic patients of a Hospital in Munich, Germany (department of diabetology) was tested using a general questionnaire and a specific diabetes knowledge test. All data manipulation and statistical calculations were conducted with the statistical software package SAS (version 9.1).

RESULTS

On average type-1-diabetics achieved 73% of the possible points in the knowledge test, type-2-diabetics achieved 68% of total points. In bivariate analyses, using logistic regression, existence of diabetes related complications was a significant predictor of poor knowledge (OR = 4.36; 95%-KI: 1.38-13.77) in type-1-diabetics. Other factors, e. g. lack of diabetes education were associated with low test results but reached no statistical significance (OR = 6.13; 95%-KI: 0.67-56.42). In multivariate logistic regression (female) gender was a significant risk factor for low test results (OR = 7.66; 95%-KI: 1.18-49.8). In type-2-diabetics lack of diabetes education (OR = 3.86; 95%-KI: 1.51-9.84), low self-assessment of information about diabetes (OR = 3.90; 95%-KI: 1.36-11.21) and lack of knowledge about diabetes diet (OR = 4.06; 95%-KI: 1.60-10.28) were predictors of poor test results. The existence of diabetes related complications was associated with poor test results but showed no statistical significance in multivariate analysis (OR = 2.99; 95%-KI: 0.85-10.43).

CONCLUSIONS

There is a group of diabetic inward-patients that is less informed about diabetes and shows knowledge deficits in testing. These patients often lack diabetes education and show an unfavourable course of the disease, already having diabetes related complications. Type-2-diabetes patients who feel that they have poor information about their disease actually achieve lower results in knowledge testing. Efforts to assure diabetes education for these patients are essentially necessary.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Klinik für Endokrinologie, Diabetologie und Angiologie, Klinikum Bogenhausen, Städtisches Klinikum München GmbH. mail@hannesblankenfeld.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

17039435

Citation

Blankenfeld, H, et al. "[How Much Do Inpatient Treated Diabetics Know About Their Disease?]." Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband Der Arzte Des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)), vol. 68, no. 8-9, 2006, pp. 557-65.
Blankenfeld H, Mielck A, Schumm-Draeger PM, et al. [How much do inpatient treated diabetics know about their disease?]. Gesundheitswesen. 2006;68(8-9):557-65.
Blankenfeld, H., Mielck, A., Schumm-Draeger, P. M., & Siegmund, T. (2006). [How much do inpatient treated diabetics know about their disease?]. Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband Der Arzte Des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)), 68(8-9), 557-65.
Blankenfeld H, et al. [How Much Do Inpatient Treated Diabetics Know About Their Disease?]. Gesundheitswesen. 2006 Aug-Sep;68(8-9):557-65. PubMed PMID: 17039435.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [How much do inpatient treated diabetics know about their disease?]. AU - Blankenfeld,H, AU - Mielck,A, AU - Schumm-Draeger,P M, AU - Siegmund,T, PY - 2006/10/14/pubmed PY - 2006/12/19/medline PY - 2006/10/14/entrez SP - 557 EP - 65 JF - Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)) JO - Gesundheitswesen VL - 68 IS - 8-9 N2 - AIM OF STUDY: The aim of the study was to find to find out which factors are able to predict the disease-specific knowledge of in-patient diabetic patients and to characterize this group of patients. METHODS: The disease-specific knowledge of diabetic patients of a Hospital in Munich, Germany (department of diabetology) was tested using a general questionnaire and a specific diabetes knowledge test. All data manipulation and statistical calculations were conducted with the statistical software package SAS (version 9.1). RESULTS: On average type-1-diabetics achieved 73% of the possible points in the knowledge test, type-2-diabetics achieved 68% of total points. In bivariate analyses, using logistic regression, existence of diabetes related complications was a significant predictor of poor knowledge (OR = 4.36; 95%-KI: 1.38-13.77) in type-1-diabetics. Other factors, e. g. lack of diabetes education were associated with low test results but reached no statistical significance (OR = 6.13; 95%-KI: 0.67-56.42). In multivariate logistic regression (female) gender was a significant risk factor for low test results (OR = 7.66; 95%-KI: 1.18-49.8). In type-2-diabetics lack of diabetes education (OR = 3.86; 95%-KI: 1.51-9.84), low self-assessment of information about diabetes (OR = 3.90; 95%-KI: 1.36-11.21) and lack of knowledge about diabetes diet (OR = 4.06; 95%-KI: 1.60-10.28) were predictors of poor test results. The existence of diabetes related complications was associated with poor test results but showed no statistical significance in multivariate analysis (OR = 2.99; 95%-KI: 0.85-10.43). CONCLUSIONS: There is a group of diabetic inward-patients that is less informed about diabetes and shows knowledge deficits in testing. These patients often lack diabetes education and show an unfavourable course of the disease, already having diabetes related complications. Type-2-diabetes patients who feel that they have poor information about their disease actually achieve lower results in knowledge testing. Efforts to assure diabetes education for these patients are essentially necessary. SN - 1439-4421 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17039435/[How_much_do_inpatient_treated_diabetics_know_about_their_disease]_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-926985 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -