University Students' Knowledge about Diabetes' Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Hussain Matrook Alnajadat

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the degree of knowledge of the students at Tafila Technical University (TTU) about diabetes in terms of its causes, symptoms and treatments. The sample of the study consisted of 171 male and female students enrolled at the Faculty of Educational Sciences for the academic year 2015/2016. To achieve the aims of the study, the researcher developed a questionnaire consisting of 25 items distributed over two groups, ten items consisted of four multiple answers, while the other 15 ones were based on a yes–or-no pattern verified by the norms of honesty and consistency. The results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences in the degree of knowledge of the students about diabetes, attributed to first-degree relatives with diabetes or not. In addition, the results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the degree of knowledge about diabetes attributed to gender, major and academic year.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v7i4.11807

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