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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 341) Last page : ( 343)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00070.1

A study to assess the knowledge regarding chromotherapy among staff nurses working at selected hospitals in Mysore

Ms. Saraswathi K. N*, Mrs. Lissa J.

Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore

*Corresponding Author Email: saraswathimysores803@gmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. Chromotherapy is used for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, pain, cramps, headache, migraine, headache, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, cough, and many other conditions. The present study was aimed to assess the knowledge regarding chromotherapy among staff nurses working at selected hospitals in Mysore.

Objectives

1. To assess the knowledge regarding chromotherapy among staff nurses.

2. To find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding chromotherapy among staff nurses with their selected socio-demographic variables.

Methods

A descriptive study approach was adopted for the study. Samples were selected using non probability convenient sampling technique; samples consist of 100 staff nurses from JSS Hospital in Mysore. Data from the study participants was collected by structured knowledge questionnaire on chromotherapy. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

The findings of the study revealed that the staff nurses knowledge regarding chromotherapy was inadequate. Data shows that majority of staff nurses had poor knowledge regarding chromotherapy 50 (50%) of nurses had inadequate knowledge, 25 (25%) had moderately adequate knowledge and only 25 (25%) had adequate knowledge regarding chromotherapy.

The findings of the study also revealed that the knowledge of staff nurses regarding optional vaccines was not having any significant association with their selected personal variables viz. age, educational qualification, religion, years of experience and source of information regarding chromotherapy.

Conclusion

From the study findings, it is understood that the knowledge regarding chromotherapy was inadequate. This emphasizes on more responsibility of health care professionals, especially nurses in application of chromotherapy for effective patient care.

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Keywords

Senior Citizens, Social Problems, Coping Strategies.

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