This research is based on a survey study. The purpose of the study was to acquire knowledge about diabetes and health care behaviors of type 2 diabetic patients in Naphai Subdistric Health Promotion Hospital, Chaiyaphum Province. The Subjects were 147 individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes - patients who were registered at Naphai Subdistric Health Promotion Hospital. The research instrument was a self-report questionnaire asking about personal data, knowledge, and health care behaviors of type 2 diabetic patients. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The study indicated that most of the participants were female (67.6%) and age between 60 - 69 years old (52.10%). Knowledge score was good and health care behaviors score was moderate level. We conclude that diabetes knowledge is an important factor associated with self-care behaviors among person with diabetes.
Health care behavior, Elderly, Type 2 diabetes
Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Chaiyapoom Rajabhat University
instructor, College of Nursing, Piboonsongkram University, Thailand