Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Disposal of Sharps Waste at Home Among Patients with Diabetes and their Caregivers.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Disposal of Sharps Waste at Home Among Patients with Diabetes and their Caregivers. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020 Sep 17;: Authors: Khan AM, Al-Ghamdi RA, Alswat KA Abstract INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: A recent CDC report estimates that only 17.2% people with diabetes receive insulin. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of patients with diabetes and their caregivers towards sharps waste disposal at home. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted from February to July 2019 at the two main diabetes specialist centers in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Data collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire, which was designed after a thorough literature review, were used to assess knowledge, attitude and practice using a total of 36 items. RESULT: 406 patients comprised mostly females and those who were unemployed, with a mean age of 53.2 +18.5 years and a mean DM duration of 13.6 +8.7 years. Approximately
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