Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease of airways which results in increase morbidity and mortality among the respiratory disease patients(1). A cross sectional study was undertaken to assess the awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease pulmonary rehabilitation among the COPD patients. Objectives: To assess the awareness of Pulmonary rehabilitation among the COPD patient, to associate the knowledge scores among the COPD patients with selected demographic variable. Method: A total of 200 patients were enrolled using purposive sampling in this cross sectional study. A total of 20 questions were included in this questionnaire. These questions were divided into two domains that included COPD disease (01-08) and pulmonary rehabilitation (09-20). Result: Majority of the COPD patients 98 (49%) had poor knowledge regarding COPD pulmonary rehabilitation , followed by 65 (32.5%) had average knowledge and 37 (18.5%) had good knowledge regarding COPD rehabilitation. Chi-Square test there is a significant association between demographic characteristics namely; History of exposure to smoke, Duration of exposure to pollutants, Duration of Illness (p<0.05) and remaining characteristics are not significant (p>0.05) .Conclusion: This study showed the Chronic Obstructive patients have poor knowledge scores on COPD rehabilitation.
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Heera Jayasheela. Awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary Rehabilitation among the COPD patients. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2018; 6(3): 196-198. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00043.4