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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 15) Last page : ( 17)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00004.X

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

Mrs. Nair Nisha P1,*, Mr. Kumar G Vinay2, Mr. Mahadevprasad V.S.2, Prof. Williams Sheela3

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 Email: nisha.deepak7@gamil.com

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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