Type 2 Diabetes Risk and Behavioral Risk Factors and Type 2 Diabetes Awareness Among Vocational School Students





Diabetes Mellitus, FINDRISK, Diabetes Awareness, Nursing Research


Objective: This study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes among university students and assess their awareness and knowledge of the disease.                                                                                 Material and Methods: The research was conducted with the participation of 320 university students through google forms. IBM SPSS 25.00 package program was used for data analysis; number, percentage, mean value, independent sample t test, one-way analysis of variance and Pearson correlation test were used. Statistical significance level was accepted as p<0.5.                                                                                                                                             Results: The study participants had a mean age of 21.09±3.08 years, with 74.1% being female.  Based on the FINDRISK scale, 84.5% of participants had a low risk of developing diabetes, while 46.9% had moderate disease awareness. The mean FINDRISK score was higher in individuals aged 25 years and older, those who did not exercise, those who were obese, and those with a family history of DM. These differences were statistically significant.                                                                                                                                                                       Discussion and Conclusion: The study found a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) in disease awareness scores between individuals aged 25 years and older and those with DM in their first-degree relatives, with both groups scoring higher. Healthy diet, regular exercise, overweight, and family history of diabetes influence diabetes awareness and prevalence, especially among university students.


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Küçük, F. Z., Olgun, N., Yava, A., & Sazak, Y. (2024). Type 2 Diabetes Risk and Behavioral Risk Factors and Type 2 Diabetes Awareness Among Vocational School Students. MEHES JOURNAL, 2(2), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12510471



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