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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 196) Last page : ( 198)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00043.4

Awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary Rehabilitation among the COPD patients

Jayasheela Heera*

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni (Bk) Taluka Rahata, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: heera.jayasheela00@gmail..com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease of airways which results in increase morbidity and mortality among the respiratory disease patients(1). A cross sectional study was undertaken to assess the awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease pulmonary rehabilitation among the COPD patients.


To assess the awareness of Pulmonary rehabilitation among the COPD patient, to associate the knowledge scores among the COPD patients with selected demographic variable.


A total of 200 patients were enrolled using purposive sampling in this cross sectional study. A total of 20 questions were included in this questionnaire. These questions were divided into two domains that included COPD disease (0108) and pulmonary rehabilitation (09–20).


Majority of the COPD patients 98 (49%) had poor knowledge regarding COPD pulmonary rehabilitation, followed by 65 (32.5%) had average knowledge and 37 (18.5%) had good knowledge regarding COPD rehabilitation. Chi-Square test there is a significant association between demographic characteristics namely; History of exposure to smoke, Duration of exposure to pollutants, Duration of Illness (p<0.05) and remaining characteristics are not significant (p>0.05).


This study showed the Chronic Obstructive patients have poor knowledge scores on COPD rehabilitation.



Awareness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary rehabilitation.


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