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TITLE:

THE ROLE OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION WITH DIABETIC PATIENTS' IN ENHANCING THE PREVENTION OF DIABETES

AUTHORS:

* Mansor Hameed Albayyat, Khulud Mohammed Ghaiibi, Hassan Fayez Alshehri, Fayez Ali AL-Zahrani, Zainab Ali Al-Habeeb, Yousef Mohammed Alturk, Omer Shamim Bari, Abdulrahman Awad Alqahtani, Abdullah Ahmed Almarzoug,Ali Yahia Banafa, Hassan Saleh Felemban, Abdullah Jameel Motahar, Hussain Abd Alqassim

ABSTRACT:

Objective:The goal is to know the usefulness of family communication as an important means in prevention of diabetes or the occurrence of complications, especially in families that are more risk to diabetes Method: Across sectional study conducted on 300 diabetic patients type2through a questionnaire used in this study in order to obtain results that benefit the purpose of the research formed of socio-demographic characteristics, some beliefs about risk of diabetes between families and their knowledge about how to prevent diabetes. Results:All the participants of family members accepted the discussion, it is found that 60% of them helped their relatives to receive risk messages, and 30 % of 60% reported a higher level of risk perception and expressed more interest than others. Also 60% thought that their relatives have the ability of prevention of developing diabetes. Conclusion: Through this study it is reported that the presence of family communication help in increasing the awareness of the relatives who are at high risk of developing diabetes and this communication help also in diabetes prevention Key words:Family communication, diabetes and prevention

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