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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 381) Last page : ( 384)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00080.1

A Study to assess the Knowledge Regarding Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Family Members in Selected Rural area, Sri Ganaganagar District, Rajasthan

Singh Lovedeep1, Grower Monika1,  Sandeep1, Mr. Vandali Vijayaraddi2,*

1Surendera Nursing Training Institute, H H Gardens, Sri Ganaganagar, Raj-335001

2Principal, Surendera Nursing Training Institute, H H Gardens, Sri Ganaganagar, Raj-335001

*Corresponding Author Email: vijay.reddy@ppsuni.ac.in

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Tuberculosis is a major public health problem globally, and India has the largest number of TB patients throughout the world. Correct knowledge regarding tuberculosis in the community are essential for the effective functioning of control programs.

Objective

To assess the knowledge, regarding tuberculosis among the rural family members in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, as tuberculosis is more prevalent in rural areas.

Materials and Methods

A community-based, cross-sectional study was carried out in 6A Chotti Village, a rural area in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, in April-May 2016. All family members aged between 18 years to 60 years who were permanent residents of the study area were included in the study.50 samples were taken for the study. A predesigned and pretested questionnaire was used as a study tool. Data collection was done by house-to-house survey. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics; informed oral consent was obtained from all the participants.

Result

This study is revealed that the majority of most of the family members having knowledge average knowledge 26 (52%) regarding pulmonary Tuberculosis. Only 4 (8%) having good knowledge regarding TB and 22(44%) belongs to poor category.

Conclusion

Intervention measures in the form of IEC activities should be carried out in rural areas to increase the awareness regarding tuberculosis.

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Keywords

Knowledge, tuberculosis, family members, rural area.

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