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Abd. Rahman

Department of Nursing Pare – Pare, Health Polytechnic Makassar

 

 

BACKGROUND -Diabetes Mellitus is a collection of symptoms that occur in a person due to an increase in blood sugar levels caused by a deficiency of insulin either absolute or relative. Besides intensive care in hospital, the family also play an important role in preventing the occurrence of complications and adverse impact on other family members so as to eliminate and suppress further consequences on patients and family members.

 

OBJECTIVE-This study aims to determine whether there is a relationship between knowledge and attitudes of families in the face of diabetes mellitus Lapadde Pare – Pare working area health centers.

 

METHODS-Sampling using accidental sampling technique where the population is all the family with diabetes mellitus Lapadde Pare – Pare working area health centers.

 

RESULTS-With the number of samples 38 people who have a good knowledge level as many as 34 people (89.5%), while respondents who lack knowledge level of 4 people (10.5%) and who have a good attitude toward smoking as many as 37 people (97.4 %), while respondents who have less attitude towards smoking as much as 1 (2.6%). Data analysis and statistical test Chi Square with the value of Fisher's exact test P = 0.726 greater than α = 0.05, meaning there is no relationship between knowledge and attitudes of families in the face of diabetes mellitus Lapadde Pare – Pare working area health centers.Wherein from 34 respondents who knew about the disease Diabetes Mellitus has a good attitude as many as 33 people and a lack of as much as one person, while respondents who do not know about the disease Diabetes Mellitus of 4 responses and all of them have a good attitude in dealing with patients with diabetes mellitus.

 

CONCLUSION-It is advisable Families of patients who suffer from diabetes mellitus in particular, and society in general in order to improve knowledge of diabetes mellitus by following the counseling given by health workers at the health center or at the Posyandu, as well as listening to ads on TV or the radio and reading magazines and social media that has to do with diabetes mellitus.