Public awareness of the metabolic syndrome

Judit Nádas, Zsuzsanna Putz, György Jermendy, Tibor Hidvégi

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Abstract

Significant public awareness has to be created to eliminate the epidemic of the metabolic syndrome, which is creating significant challenges globally. A cross-sectional survey was performed among randomly selected adult people, aged 35 year or more in Hungary to evaluate the public awareness of the metabolic syndrome. It was found that 29% of the people surveyed knew the term, while 40% of them learnt about the term from their friends and family members. The survey also revealed that another 29% of the people gathered information about the epidemic from the media, 26% were informed by doctors, and 5% by others. A significant social effort is needed to provide proper treatment for people suffering from the metabolic syndrome. The public awareness of the metabolic syndrome and its serious consequences should also be considered as a key point to achieve these goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Public information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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