Assessment of Mental Well-Being and Self-Care Abilities of Patients Suffering from Chronic Respiratory IllnessJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.8, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Authors : S. Nitika; T. K. Ajesh; P Rashmi;
Page : 1253-1260
Keywords : Respiratory diseases; Mental well-being; self-care ability;
Background: Respiratory diseases include a broad range of diseases, such as acute respiratory infections, pneumonia, obstructive lung diseases, pleural disease and pneumoconiosis, as well as malignancies of the respiratory tract. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the mental well-being and self-care ability of the patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness. Material and methods: A non-experimental approach and correlation design were used.100 patients, suffering from chronic respiratory illness, were selected through purposive sampling technique from M. M. I. M. S.& R Hospital, Mullana. In view of the nature of the problem and to accomplish the objectives of the study, structured mental well-being scale and Structured Self-Care Ability Assessment Tool was prepared to assess the mental wellbeing and self-care abilities of the patients. Result: The mean score of mental well being and self-care ability were 106.31 and 67.68. The coefficient of correlation shows that there is a positive co relation (0.619) between mental well-being and self-care ability of the patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness. It was also found that the sample characteristics such as educational status was significantly associated with the mental well-being and type of respiratory illness, associated diseases, previous hospitalization were significantly associated with the selfcare ability. Conclusion: The finding suggests that adequate self-care abilities can further protect for mental well-being among patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness.
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