Table 2: Self-reported HBCs knowledge on T2D (N=53).

Variables Agree Neutral Disagree
n(%) n(%) n(%)
B1. I can describe the cause of type 2 diabetes 8(16) 20(37) 25(47)
B2. I can explain the basic treatment for type 2 diabetes 5(10) 15(28) 33(62)
B3. I can manage the care of a diabetic patient with mild hypoglycaemia 10(19) 2(23) 30(58)
B4. I can interpret urine test results for a diabetic patient 5(10) 6(11) 41(79)
B5. I can describe the action and effect of the oral hypoglycaemic agents 8(16) 6(11) 37(73)
B6. I can describe the diet recommended for type 2 diabetes 12(23) 11(21) 29(56)
B6. I can instruct the diabetic patient on daily personal care 14(27) 18(35) 20(39)
B7. I can manage the needs of a diabetic patient experiencing hyperglycaemia 10(19) 17(33) 25(48)
B8. I can identify the normal ranges of blood glucose 6(11) 7(13) 40(76)
B9. I cannot instruct a diabetic patient on self-care management for a sick day 19(37) 15(29) 18(35)
B10. I cannot explain how stress affects diabetes control 17(32) 18(34) 18(34)
B11. I cannot explain how exercise affects diabetes control 15(28) 18(34) 20(38)
B12. I cannot perform one method of blood glucose control 30(57) 7(13) 16(30)

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