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Assessment of knowledge of public on Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Name Age Sex Religion Educational Qualification a. Professional b. Post graduate c. Graduate d. Higher Secondary e. X std f. < 10th standard

6. Languages familiar with a. English b. Tamil c. Hindi d. Malayalam e. Telugu f. Kannada g. Others 7. How do you gain knowledge about the disease a. TV b. Radio c. Internet d. Newspapers/journals e. Magazines f. Health care workers g. Friends & relatives h. Social networking i. Others 8. What you think is the greatest disease a. Coronary Artery Disease b. Hypertension c. Diabtetes Mellitus d. Cancer e. Others 9. What are the risk factors of CAD a. Family History b. Obesity c. Unhealthy diet d. Smoking and excessive alcohol intake e. Stress f. Sedentary lifestyle

10. What do you think is the symptoms of CAD? a. Chest Pain b. Shortness of breath on exertion c. Chest pain in exertion d. Increased sweating with chest pain e. Giddiness, vomiing 11. How do we prevent CAD a. Regular exercise b. Healthy eating with low fat high fibre c. Control of weight d. Regular health check-up e. control of sugars/cholesterol/BP f. Avoid smoking/excessive drinking 12. How do we avoid further progression of disease (CAD) a. Taking proper treatment b. Exercise reqularly c. Control of cholesterol/BP/Sugar d. Reduce stress e. Avoid smoking 13. What is Diabetes a. Condition of high blood sugars b. Condition of insufficient insulin c. Condition of inefficient insulin 14. What are the types of Diabetes a. Type I b. Type II c. Gestational DM d. Drug induced e. Harmone imbalances 15. What are the symptoms of Diabetes a. Constant feeling of thirst b. Frequent urination c. Weight loss despite normal appetite d. Tiredness and weakness e. Muscle pain 16. What are the risk factors of Diabetes a. Family history b. Age > 40 c. Menopause in women d. Obesity e. Pregnancy

17. What are the complications of Diabetes a. Decaying limbs that require surgical removal b. Heart problems c. Eye Problems d. Kidney Problem e. Increased blood pressure f. Loss of sensation in arm & legs 18. What are the medications available a. Insulin b. Tablets c. Life style 19. What are the lifestyle changes diabetics should follow a. Should carry sweets when they are out b. Should exercise regularly c. Should have good weight control d. Should consume low fat high fibre diabetic diet e. Should take care of their toes and feet 20. What are the medical test diabetics should undergo a. Should test blood sugar levels periodically b. Should test sugar in urine c. Should visit Ophthalmologist regularly d. Go for regular check-ups e. Check cholesterol/ BP periodically 21. What is high blood pressure? a. Persistent increase of blood pressure b. Getting angry c. Being restless d. Headache 22. What are the causes of high blood pressure a. Family history b. Stress c. Smoking d. Kidney disease e. Heart disease f. Diabetes 23. How do we diagnose hypertension a. In general no symptoms by but checking BP only can diagnose b. Dizziness, headache c. Palpitation d. Chest pain

24. How do we prevent hypertension a. Regular check-up b. Regular exercise c. Yoga/Meditation d. Avoid smoking e. Reduce stress f. Healthy eating with low fat high fibre diet with low salt 25. What are the complications of high blood pressure? a. Stroke b. Heart attack c. Kidney Problems d. Heart failure 26. How do we treat hypertension a. Reduce stress b. Regular exercise c. Healthy eating with low fat high fibre d. Reduce salt intake e. Avoid salty food/preserved food f. Avoid smoking g. Enough sleeping time h. Medication 27. What is your recommendations for educating the public on severity of disease or prevention a. Regular health campaigns b. Physicians/Health care professional should be educating the patients as well us the relatives c. Importance should be given in the working places on health d. Healthy diet should be available at affordable rate e. Educate the citizen from the school final curriculum