Knowledge and Perception of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Semi-urban Community in North-east Nigeria
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Knowledge, Perception, Kidney disease, Semi-urban, Community

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Abdu, A., Umar, M. S., & Audi, K. Y. (2019). Knowledge and Perception of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Semi-urban Community in North-east Nigeria. Journal of BioMedical Research and Clinical Practice, 2(1), 25-31. Retrieved from https://jbrcp.net/index.php/jbrcp/article/view/96

Abstract

Of the nine million individuals on dialysis worldwide, more than 90% are in developed countries with lower figures reported from lower to middle-income countries. This is mainly due to Unaffordability of this therapy by the great majority of people who are poor and living in rural areas. There is, therefore, the need for effective preventive measures to reduce the progression of patients to End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD). This can only be achieved by properly educating the people. This community-based cross-sectional study was conducted on World Kidney day 2018 at Bayara a semi-urban community near Bauchi metropolis. Interviewer-assisted questionnaires were administered to all individuals to assess the knowledge and perception of the participants. A total of 132 individuals completed the questionnaire out of which 81.8% were females. The mean age of the participants was 39.98±12.5 years and a range of 15-65 years. About 27.3% of the respondents didn’t know the correct number and position of the kidney. 65% didn’t know any risk factor for kidney disease while 4.5% and 1.5% could mention hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

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