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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2255-2260

Study on Nutritional Nurses Knowledge Regarding Diabetes in Basra City Center Hospitals
Wasfi Dhahir Abid Ali*, Ertihal Thamer Nasir and Abeer Bahlol Mohi
College of Nursing, University of Basrah, Iraq
*Corresponding author

Nurses play an important and critical role in educating the individual with diabetes. Aim of the study is to assess the knowledge level of nurses and associated factors in the nutritional management of diabetes with sample of 100 nurses in Basra hospitals; Closed – end questions questionnaire was used for the purpose of data collection. The results showed that nurses knowledge that concerning fatty food are about diabetes patient should not exclude any nutrient from their diet over (70%) said diabetes patients not could exclude any of the major nutrients from their meals while (20%) of them indicated that carbohydrates, proteins and fats respectively should be excluded from the meals. A large proportion of the nurses (95%) could recognize that diabetes and obesity are closely related and found (99%) of them could recognize exercise plays important role in the prevention and management of diabetes. Also found a large proportion of the nurses over (40%) could recognize that diabetes is not caused by high sugar intake, and over (30%) of nurses did not know the cholesterol should be restricted to (300) mg daily for diabetes patients. Also showed in this study over (40%) of the nurses unable to identify there recommended daily caloric intake from carbohydrates for diabetes patients. And over (40%) of the nurses could not correctly identify recommended fasting plasma glucose level for diabetes. The recent study also showed that level of education was (35%) for BSC, on other hand female (65%) were more than male. Even though the differences were not significant we found that higher knowledge scores were associated with nurses nursing Bachelors degree and those having worked for (5) years or lower.

Keywords: Nutrition, Diabetes

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Wasfi Dhahir Abid Ali, Ertihal Thamer Nasir and Abeer Bahlol Mohi. 2018. Study on Nutritional Nurses Knowledge Regarding Diabetes in Basra City Center Hospitals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2255-2260. doi:
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