Assessing University Students’ Risk Factors for Type-2 Diabetes.

Lukman@Zawawi, Mohamad and Azlini, Chik and Normala, Riza (2018) Assessing University Students’ Risk Factors for Type-2 Diabetes. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 2 (12). pp. 216-220. ISSN 2454-6186

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The purpose of this study is to examine the risk factors that might lead to Diabetes Type-2 and to identify the level of understanding about Diabetes Type-2. This study involved students of Social Work in year one, year two, year three and year four at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). In this study, the researcher used descriptive methods, which only focuses on frequency and percentages. The results showed that risk factors of Diabetes Type-2 which includes ethnic factor, obesity factor, physical activities factor, hypertension factor, cholesterol factor, bodyshape factor, and family history factor were at anormal level among respondents. Next, the findings showed that the level of understanding among respondents was at a low level. This is because the respondents still do know exactly what Diabetes Type-2 is and what kind of risk factors that might lead toDiabetes Type-2, furthermore respondents are living unhealthy lifestyle that made them at risk of getting Diabetes Type-2.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk Factor, the Level of Understanding, Diabetes Type-2, Social Work Students, Descriptive Methods.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 08:13
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2022 08:13

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