Assessment of ‘diabetes related attitudes’ among healthcare professionals



  • Rebecca John

    Father Muller Medical College

  • Peter George

    Professor, Department of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore-575002, Karnataka



Diabetes related attitudes, Diabetes, Healthcare professionals, DAS-3, Diabetes Attitude Scale


Introduction: The burden of managing diabetes mellitus in developing countries primarily lies with the healthcare professionals. Improper diabetes related practice by healthcare professionals could cause adverse outcome among their patients. Despite high prevalence of diabetes, studies assessing the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards the disease are limited.

Aim: The study aims to assess the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards diabetes and compare them among subgroups of healthcare professionals.

Materials & methods: This study adopting the questionnaire of Diabetes Attitude Scale-3 (DAS-3) which analyses attitudes of individuals across five subscales, was performed among 100 healthcare professionals (doctors and nurses)involved in clinical management of diabetes. They were sub-grouped as doctors and nurses; for comparison and analysis.

Results: The study demonstrated an overall positive attitude towards diabetes. The mean overall score by healthcare professionals on their attitude towards diabetes was 3.74


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John R, George P. Assessment of ’diabetes related attitudes’ among healthcare professionals. Int Jour of Biomed Res [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 28 [cited 2022 Oct. 25];10(2):e5073. Available from:


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