KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES RELATIONSHIP OF DIABETICS PATIENTS AGAINST DIABETIC ULCERS INCIDENT AT MEDAN PETISAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (PUSKESMAS)WORK AREAS 2013
Keywords:Knowledge, attitudes, diabetes mellitus, diabetic ulcers
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a state of chronic hyperglycemia accompanied by metabolic
disorders due to hormonal disturbances, which cause a variety of chronic complications in the eyes,
kidneys, nerves and blood vessels and accompanied by lesions in the basal membrane in the
examination with an electron microscope.
Objective: To determine the relationship of knowledge and attitude of Patients with diabetes on the
incidence of diabetic ulcers in the working area of Petisah health centers in 2013.
Methodology: This study uses correlation analytic design with cross sectional approach. Total sample
is 35 person taken by using accidental sampling technique in Medan Petisah community health center.
Results: The results showed that 16 person (46%) both knowledgeable and 8 (23%) knowledgeable
enough. Having a positive attitude as much as 22 person (63%) while the negative attitude as many as
13 person (37%). The majority of respondents that do not suffer from diabetic ulcers were 19 person
(54%) with positive insidence, while a minority of respondents who did not suffer from diabetic
ulcers 2 (6%) to be negative on the incidence of diabetic ulcers. There is a significant relationship
between knowledge and attitudes on the incidence of ulcers of diabetic patients in Medan Petisah
community health center in 2013 with p value <0.05.
Conclusions and Recommendations: Because there is a significant relationship between knowledge
and attitudes on the incidence of ulcers of diabetic patients, it is expected that person with diabetes
mellitus are more favorable to what was already known that health problems such as diabetic ulcers it
happened increasingly unavoidable.