A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF ASTHMA AMONG ADULT ASTHMATICS IN SELECTED HOSPITAL, KELAMBAKKAM, KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT , TAMILNADU

Mrs . Thenaruvi, Ms. L. Acshal Rachel, Ms.B. Sandhiya

Abstract


OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY:

  1. 1.        To assess the knowledge and quality among adult asthmatics.
  2. 2.         To determine the association between the knowledge and quality of life and selected demographic variables regarding Asthma among Adult Asthmatics.

METHODOLOGY:

Methodology is the major phase of research in which the investigator makes a number of decisions about the methods and materials to be used to study the research problem basically through the collection of data. These methodological decisions generally have several implications for the validity and the reliability of the study findings. In this study the investigator is used Evaluative Approach, Descriptive Design and Purposive Sampling technique with the 53 samples. 

RESULT:

The objectives were to assess the knowledge and quality of life regarding adult asthmatic among patient in selected hospital and to determine the association between the knowledge and quality of life regarding bronchial asthma among adult asthmatic patient with selected demographic variables. The questionnaires were formulated, structured questionnaire schedule were used to assess the knowledge. The variables were assessing the level of knowledge and quality of bronchial asthma patient. Hypotheses were formulated the level significance selected was p<0.05 level. An extensive review of literature and guidance by experts formed the foundation to the development of questionnaires. The investigator used demographic variables Performa, structured questionnaire schedule to collect data. The data collection for the main study was done .The collected data was tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistical were used. The first objective mean value is knowledge (12.4%) and quality of life (1.64%) the standard deviation is 0.5336. The study shows that 0% inadequate knowledge.66% have moderate knowledge and 33.08% have adequate knowledge. The association between demographic variables in related with the knowledge aspects of  Asthma. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

The second objective of the study showed that there is no significant association between Asthma with the selected demographic variables  patients without patient department age(X2=6.77), gender(X2=5.73), education(X2=4.27), occupation(X2=2.61)religion(X2=2.901),sources of information (X2=0.708), marital  status (X2=1.058) pet animals(X2=2.453) ventilation(X2=2.456)

 


Keywords


Knowledge,quality,adult asthmatics

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