Assessment of Knowledge regarding Homecare of Family Member of Client Diagnosed as Pulmonary Tuberculosis in View to Prepare Informational BookletJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2020-06-05
Authors : Reshma Sawant; Meghana Gokhale; Milind Kale; Shivaprasad Halemani;
Page : 799-802
Keywords : Tuberculosis; home care; family members;
Background: Pulmonary Tuberculosis remains a worldwide public health problem. The homecare for this long term illness is very much effective. Objective: To assess the knowledge regarding home care of family member. Methodology: The descriptive study was conducted at Primary health center Lote to assess the level of knowledge regarding home care management of tuberculosis among family members of tuberculosis client and to find out the association between the knowledge about home care management on tuberculosis in selected demographic variables. The sample size was 30 family members of tuberculosis clients and selection of the sample was done with simple random sample technique, the pre test was conducted by using structured knowledge interview questionnaire. Result: The major findings were, majority of family members of tuberculosis (TB) clients lies between 26 to 35 Years of age most of them were male (53.33 %), majority were from joint family (70 %), majority were graduates ( 66.67 %), the maximum respondents were private employees ( 43.33 %), the majority family monthly income were between 10, 000/- to 25, 000/- rupees (46.67 %), most of the them were parents of T. B. patient (50 %), they received source of the information regarding TB through health personnel (46.67 %). The 13 (43.33 %) respondents have moderate knowledge, 11 (36.67 %) respondents have inadequate knowledge and 6 (20 %) have adequate knowledge. The association was found between selected socio -demographic variables and level of knowledge on home care management of TB such as age, sex, types of family, education status, occupational status, family income, relationship with the TB clients and source of information was not significant among TB clients.
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