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      Risk-assessment score for screening diabetes mellitus among Omani adults

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          Abstract

          Purpose:

          The purpose of this study was to evaluate a self-administered risk-assessment scoring system for identifying Omani adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

          Methods:

          An exploratory cross-sectional design was used. Simple random sampling was used to select 93 adults in Muscat. Ethical approval was obtained from the College of Nursing Research and Ethics Committee. The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) was used to collect the data in 2009. Informed consent was obtained from the participants. Data were analysed with the Pearson chi-square test.

          Results:

          A total of 9.7% of the adults had very high FINDRISC and 17.2% had slightly elevated risk of developing T2DM within 10 years. The risk assessment (family history, waist circumference, body mass index, physical activity, dietary intake, hypertension and high blood glucose) of T2DM was significant and positively related to the prediction of T2DM among Omani adults.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                SAGE Open Med
                SAGE Open Med
                SMO
                spsmo
                SAGE Open Medicine
                SAGE Publications (Sage UK: London, England )
                2050-3121
                18 October 2013
                2013
                : 1
                Affiliations
                College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
                Author notes
                Melba S D’Souza, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 66, Muscat 123, Oman. Email: melba123@ 123456rediffmail.com
                10.1177_2050312113508390
                10.1177/2050312113508390
                4687781
                © The Author(s) 2013
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                January - December 2013

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