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Diabetes awareness among adult population of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India using CURES 9 questionnaire-part of MDRF IDRS validation
Kanica Kaushal, Anjali Mahajan, Anupam Parashar, Dineshwar Singh Dhadwal, VMS Jaswal, Pramod Jaret, Salig RAm Mazta

Last modified: 2018-08-20



A sharp increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has been observed in the South East Asian region and a substantial proportion of people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed till they have evidence of the micro-vascular complications. The need for early diagnosis and treatment is therefore urgent. This awareness study (based on CURES 9 questionnaire) is a part of MDRF IDRS validation study done in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India

Materials and methods

A cross sectional household survey was conducted for a period of 1 year from August 2015 through July 2016 using a two stage sampling design. Basic data regarding awareness, knowledge, beliefs, treatment practices among a total of 465 consenting participants was collected and composite score was derived as CURES 9 study.


Mean percent KAP composite score of the screened population (n=417) regarding knowledge of diabetes was 76.04%. There were still 5% who did not have a clue about Diabetes and obtained the least score of 0% and only 27% obtained the maximum score of 100%. Only 29% of the total population had a composite score of 100


The goal is to raise awareness of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and assist adults in determining their own level of risk.


Keywords: Diabetes, CURES 9, Knowledge, Awareness, Himachal Pradesh

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