Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-13-54
Title: Limited knowledge of chronic kidney disease among primary care patients - A cross-sectional survey
Authors: Chow, W.L
Joshi, V.D
Tin, A.S
Van Der Erf, S
Lim, J.F.Y 
Swah, T.S 
Teo, S.S.H
Goh, P.S.C 
Tan, G.C.S 
Lim, C
Kee, T.Y.-S 
Keywords: academic achievement
adult
article
cause of death
chronic disease
chronic kidney disease
correlation analysis
cross-sectional study
demography
early diagnosis
female
groups by age
health education
health survey
human
income
major clinical study
male
multivariate logistic regression analysis
patient education
primary medical care
questionnaire
scoring system
Singapore
social status
Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation
Primary Health Care
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Chow, W.L, Joshi, V.D, Tin, A.S, Van Der Erf, S, Lim, J.F.Y, Swah, T.S, Teo, S.S.H, Goh, P.S.C, Tan, G.C.S, Lim, C, Kee, T.Y.-S (2012). Limited knowledge of chronic kidney disease among primary care patients - A cross-sectional survey. BMC Nephrology 13 (1) : 54. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-13-54
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Background: Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in Singapore. While preventive effects have focused on early detection and education, little is known about the knowledge level of chronic kidney disease (CKD) locally. We seek to evaluate the knowledge of CKD among primary care patients. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of 1520 patients from 3 primary care centers. Those with existing CKD or on dialysis were excluded. Knowledge was assessed based on 7 questions on CKD in the self-administered questionnaire. One point was given for each correct answer with a maximum of 7 points. Results: 1435 completed all 7 questions on CKD. Mean age was 48.9 ±15.0 (SD) years. 50.9% were male. 62.3% had a secondary and below education and 52.4% had a monthly household income of≤$2000. 43.7% had chronic diseases. Mean score was 3.44 ± 1.53 (out of a maximum of 7). Median score was 4. In multivariate logistic regression, being older {60 years [Odds Ratio (OR) 0.50, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 0.32-0.79]; 40-60 years (OR 0.62, 95% CI 0.43,0.89)}, less educated [up to primary education (OR 0.33, 95% CI 0.22-0.49)], having a lower monthly household income [
Source Title: BMC Nephrology
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/181606
ISSN: 14712369
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2369-13-54
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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