Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A study to assess the Knowledge regarding Tuberculosis among the adults in selected rural areas of, Mysore with a view to develop an information pamphlet



Address:   Mrs. Nisha P Nair1*, Mr. Vinay Kumar G2, Mr. Mahadevprasad V.S2, Prof. Sheela Williams3
1Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
2Assistant Lecturer, Community Health Nursing Department, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
3Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00004.X

ABSTRACT:
Introduction: In India, Infectious disease is major public health issue .India suffers significant population losses each year from infectious diseases. Aims and objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding tuberculosis among the adults in selected rural areas of Mysore also to find the association with their selected variables. Approach and design: In the study, exploratory descriptive approach was used. Samples and sampling criteria: The knowledge was assessed among 30 adults. The level of knowledge was measured by using structured interview schedule regarding TB. The data were collected and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Results of the study revealed that,50% of the adults have good knowledge about TB and there is no significant association with any variables. Conclusion: Thus study concludes that the adults should get enough awareness regarding TB. As health professionals it’s the responsibility of us to conduct some awareness programe to improve their level of knowledge in tackling the problem of TB in India
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A study to assess the Knowledge regarding Tuberculosis among the adults in selected rural areas of, Mysore with a view to develop an information pamphlet. Nisha P Nair, Vinay Kumar G, Mahadevprasad V.S, Sheela Williams. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(1): Jan.-March 2015; Page 15-17.
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