Interventional study effectiveness in increasing diabetes knowledge and awareness

  • Akshatha Shetty Department of Periodontics, Nitte (Deemed To Be University), A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derlakatte, Mangalore, India
Keywords: National Diabetes Prevention Program, diabetes, education, understanding


Applying the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a theoretical basis, the examiner applied the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) to increase diabetes awareness. The study’s goal was to see how effective the NDPP program was for young people. A convenience sample of 100 dental students from the final year of dental surgery was enlisted from the dental college. Data was gathered by applying the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center’s Diabetes Knowledge Test (DKT). Educational sessions were conducted before the post-test. Pre-test and post-test scores were compared to assess enhancement in the participants’ awareness and understanding after the rendering of education sessions. Education and understanding scores were analyzed by calculating percentages and frequencies. The t-test results (p 0.000) revealed a statistically significant difference between the patients’ pre-test and post-test understanding and knowledge ratings. The NDPP program was applicable in enlightening diabetes education and understanding among dental students. The proposal of this study was the countrywide implementation of the NDPP program, which will refine understanding and knowledge of diabetes among the general population, which would upsurge their involvement in lifestyle and behavioral alteration programs, thus reducing the occurrence of diabetes.

How to Cite
Shetty, Akshatha. 2023. “Interventional Study Effectiveness in Increasing Diabetes Knowledge and Awareness”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 30 (1), 102-9.