Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Study to Assess the knowledge and Attitude Regarding Self Care Activities among the Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Selected Hospitals at Coimbatore.



Address:   Jeenath Justin Doss. K
Assistant Professor, Joitiba College of Nursing, LCIT Campus, Visnagar Ta., Bhandu PO., Mehsana Dist, North Gujarat-384120
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ABSTRACT:
The study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding self-care activities among patients with diabetes mellitus The study was conducted in two selected hospitals at Coimbatore .Total samples were 20 and equally (10) collected from both hospitals. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used .The research tool was developed in English after an extensive of literature and experts opinion it was translated in to Tamil by language experts .the structured questionnaire was used as an instrument to measure the level of knowledge and 5 point likert scale was used to assess the attitude regarding self-care activities regarding diabetes mellitus among diabetic patient in selected hospitals at Coimbatore. This study revealed that 3(15%) samples have inadequate knowledge, 13(65%) have shown moderately adequate knowledge and 4(20%) have shown adequate knowledge and also revealed that 16(80%) have favorable and 4(20%) have unfavorable attitude regarding self-care activities regarding diabetes mellitus among diabetic patient in selected hospitals at Coimbatore. Chi-square test was calculated to find out the association between the demographic variables and the level of knowledge and attitude regarding self-care activities of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patient and it resulted there is no any association between the demographic variable and the level of knowledge and attitude regarding self-care activities of diabetes mellitus.
KEYWORDS:
Diabetes mellitus, Knowledge, Attitude, Self care.
Cite:
Jeenath Justin Doss. K. A Study to Assess the knowledge and Attitude Regarding Self Care Activities among the Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Selected Hospitals at Coimbatore. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 141-142.
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