Ojoawo Adesola Ojo*, Arayombo Babatunde Elijah and Adewole Elizabeth M Moromoluwa
Department of Medical rehabilitation Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Ojoawo Adesola Ojo, Department of Medical rehabilitation Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Received: March 05, 2022; Published: April 06, 2022
It is important to assess the knowledge of physicians as a first contact point especially on exercise prescription in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and evaluate the attitude and perception towards exercise being an important aspect of management of T2DM.
A self-developed questionnaire which was pilot-tested and used as survey instrument. One hundred and fifty-three copies of questionnaires were distributed among physicians employed at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife and all were returned fully completed yielding 100% response rate. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics of chi square test and p value was set at < 0.05.
The mean score for knowledge was 15.27 ± 1.06 while the mean score for perception was 8.95 ± 1.07. 98% of the respondents had excellent knowledge while 90.2% of the respondents had excellent perception. 95% percent of the respondents are confident to suggest exercise practices. There was a significant association between knowledge of respondents and each of their cadre (X2 = 32.912, p = 0.001) and each of their specialty (X2 = 164.905, p = 0.000). There was a significant association between perception of respondent and each of specialty (X2 = 182.362, p = 0.000), years of experience (r = 0.296, p = 0.000). There was a significant association between respondent’s attitude and each of their specialty (X2 = 214.531, p = 0.000).
In conclusion, the respondents demonstrated an excellent knowledge, satisfactory attitude and excellent perception on the need for exercise practices in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and as such, regulated/ accustomed exercise prevents occurrence of T2DM and improves its management outcome
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Physicians; Perception; Exercise; Knowledge
Citation: Ojoawo Adesola Ojo., et al. “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Physicians on Exercise Practices in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.5 (2022): 34-42.
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