Table 2

Summary results of χ2 analysis between level of total basic & technical knowledge Vs different types of practices (N = 508)
Level of Knowledge X2 d.f p
a. Basic Knowledge (Good, average, poor) 25.35 2 0.0001
x BG testing (yes/no) 20.11 2 0.0001
x Doing Exercise (yes/no) 0.81 2 0.67
x foot care (yes/no) 0.61 2 0.74
x smoking (yes/no) 8.51 2 0.01
x consumption of Betel nuts (yes/no) 5.16 4 0.30
x followed dietary advice given by diabetes educator (FF/PF/NF) 16.66 4 0.002
x followed fixed time for eating main meal (FF/PF/NF) 36.26 4 0.0001
x measured food before eating meal (FF/PF/NF)
b. Technical Knowledge (Good, average, poor) 1.28 2 0.50
x BG testing (yes/no) 23.20 2 0.0001
x Doing Exercise (yes/no) 1.80 2 0.41
x foot care (yes/no) 0.93 2 0.60
x smoking (yes/no) 15.11 2 0.001
x consumption of Betel nuts (yes/no) 10.87 4 0.03
x followed dietary advice given by diabetes educator (FF/PF/NF) 10.74 4 0.03
x followed fixed time for eating main meal (FF/PF/NF) 16.01 4 0.003
x measured food before eating meal (FF/PF/NF)

FF=Fully Followed; PF= Partially Followed; NF= Not Followed.

Saleh et al.

Saleh et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1112   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1112

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