: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES ON DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING THE DIABETES CLINIC AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL.
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Background: There is a paucity of data in the literature on knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetic patients with regards to diabetic retinopathy.  Diabetes mellitus affects more than 170 million persons worldwide.1 Diabetic retinopathy accounts for 4.8% of the 37 million cases of blindness occurring worldwide.4 Currently, diabetic retinopathy is estimated to contribute about 3% of blindness in Kenya.5 In a study to assess the Awareness of diabetic retinopathy amongst diabetic patients at the Murtala Mohammed Hospital, Kano, Nigeria, the retinopathy awareness rate amongst the patients was quite high (84.3%).32 The study aimed at evaluating the awareness of diabetic retinopathy among the diabetic patients visiting diabetic clinic of KNH.                                                                                                                                 

Objectives: To establish the levels of knowledge, attitude and practice on diabetic retinopathy amongst the diabetic patients visiting diabetic clinic of KNH in Kenya.

Design: Cross-sectional Hospital-Based study.

Study Setting: Kenyatta National Hospital Out-Patient Diabetic Clinic.

Participants: Patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus by the physicians at the diabetic clinic.

Methodology: Questionnaires were use to assess knowledge, attitude and practice of these patients and the data collected was coded, entered and managed in a pre-designed Microsoft Access database. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS version 17.0. Results were presented in tables and graphs.

Collaborators: 

DR GILBERT CHERUIYOT

DR MILLICENT KARIUKI

DR SHEILA MARCO

Start Month: 
November
Start Year: 
2011
End Month: 
December
End Year: 
2012