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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Knowledge and attitude regarding gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among obese pregnant women coming for antenatal checkup at a tertiary care hospital


Author(s): Bijoya Islam, Md. Fokhrul Islam, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Md. Abdul Mannan and AN Ahmad Neaz

Abstract: The dissertation entitled “Knowledge and attitude regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) among obese pregnant women coming for antenatal checkup at a tertiary care hospital” has been carried out to know the level of knowledge and attitude of GDM among obese pregnant women as they are potential candidate of GDM. The study is based on the primary data collected from the selected hospital. A total of 107 respondents were taken from OPD of Gynaecology at Holyfamily Redcrescent Medical college Hospital. The field survey was conducted during August, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The mean age of the respondents was 27.96 years with SD ± 5.15592 years. Majority 41.1% completed H.S.C. Among the respondents majority 38.3% were at their third trimester of pregnancy and among the respondents (obese pregnant women) 52.3% have positive familial history. 10.3% have GDM in their current pregnancy and the prevalence of previous GDM was 12.3% among 65 multigravida. Majority 29.9% delivered baby through caesarian section. Among the respondents 6.5% have positive family history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Out of 107 respondents, it was reported that 83.3 are familiar with GDM. Most respondents 50.5% got information through hospital or clinics. Among 107 respondents, the majority 60.7% have poor knowledge. But they showed positive attitude regarding GDM control, investigation and expressed positive responses for GDM education program. There is sparse literature on Knowledge and Attitude about GDM among obese pregnant women in Bangladesh, such type of studies are significant for the use of control and prevention of disease consequences strategies in resource poor countries, so more studies should be done. Improvement in the knowledge about a problem is the first step to reduce risk. We believe that national campaigns for GDM can also successfully increase the awareness regarding prevention and control of GDM in Bangladesh.

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Bijoya Islam, Md. Fokhrul Islam, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Md. Abdul Mannan, AN Ahmad Neaz. Knowledge and attitude regarding gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among obese pregnant women coming for antenatal checkup at a tertiary care hospital. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):179-189.
International Journal of Chemical Studies