Knowledge and Attitude of Care Givers regarding Home Care Management of Stroke Patients
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Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or brain attack is a vascular disease caused by an interruption in the blood supply to the parts of brain.
Aims and objectives
The study aim is to assess the knowledge and attitude of caregivers regarding home care management of stroke patients.
Approach and design
The descriptive study approach was used.
Sample and Sampling criteria
Non probability convenience sampling technique was adopted to select 60 care givers of stroke patients in J.S.S. Hospital at Mysuru.
Tools and techniques
Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data. The data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result revealed that majority 25(41.65%) care givers have average knowledge, 23(38.3%) have good knowledge and 12(20%) care givers have poor knowledge. Majority 40(66.6%) care givers have unfavourable attitude and 20 (33.3%) have favourable attitude.
It was concluded that knowledge is the basis for development of positive attitude. There should be more provision to increase the awareness of caregivers of stroke patients regarding prevention, home care management and rehabilitation of stroke.
Knowledge, Attitude, Care Givers, Stroke Patient.