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An investigation of knowledge attitude and practices toward of cardiovascular disease risk factors among the patients of metabolic syndrome


Metabolic syndrome is a common global public health problem and it is characterized by a group of risk factors in one person. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of cardiometabolic risk factors. Many people may not be aware of the risks for MS. MS is a condition which can lead to many complications including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) worldwide. The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge, attitude and practices toward of cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with Metabolic Syndrome. A total of 140 adult subjects (78 males and 62 females) aged 35 years and over were included in this study. The sample group consisted of patients diagnosed with metabolic syndrome from January 2018 to January 2019 who were admitted to the public hospital. Questionnaire was used to evaluate knowledge, attitude and practices toward behavior (CAP) related to CVDs disease risk factors. CAP scores were defined as poor, mean and good. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. ANOVA and post hoc tests were performed to determine within- and between-group differences. Level of significance was set at P < 0.05. Results: 55.8% of the participants were male, 25% were between 55-59 years of age and 44.3% completed secondary education, 32.2% were workers and 30% were lower secondary. Participants with high application scores significantly reduced BMI and WC, suggesting that better information and practices were associated with a reduction in CVDs risk markers in these patients. Good attitude scores were associated with education and Waist circumference (WC). As a result; Despite having a good attitude, MS patients did not follow good lifestyle practices to prevent CVDs. The results of this study require intensive training interventions to prevent complications in these patients.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Disabilities Sports and Health Sciences (IJDSHS)