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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 341) Last page : ( 343)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00071.0

Knowledge and Attitude of Care Givers regarding Home Care Management of Stroke Patients

Bhavya SV1,*, Vidya M2

1Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

2Assistant Lecturer, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

*Corresponding Author Email: spbhavya123@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

Abstract

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

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.

Conclusion

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.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Attitude, Care Givers, Stroke Patient.

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