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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 149) Last page : ( 153)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00035.9

A Study to Assess the knowledge, and attitude regarding Alzheimer's dementia among adults in Nanchiyampalayam at Dharapuram with a view of conducting an awareness programme on prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia.

Shalini1,*, Prince Vijayarani2, Kalaiselvi3

1Bishop's College of Nursing, Dharapuram, Tamilnadu

2SRMS College of Nursing, U.P.

3Dr. MGR. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai, Tamilnadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shaliniimmanuel@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Dementia one of the world's fastest growing disease. Alzheimer's dementia is a primary cognitive impairment disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of cognitive functioning, with the end result that the person may not recognize once familiar people, places and things. The ability to walk and talk is absent in the final stage. A study was done to assess the knowledge, and attitude regarding Alzheimer's dementia among adults in Nanchiyampalayam at Dharapuram with a view of conducting an awareness programme on prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia. The conceptual frame work used was based on Modified (2002) Pender's health promotion Model. Descriptive survey design was adopted and Non probability systematic sampling technique was used to select 100 samples for the study. Structured interview schedule was used to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding Alzheimer's dementia among adults. The data gathered were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean score of knowledge and attitude are 10.03(SD±3.4) and 48.62(SD±5.2). The correlation co-efficient of knowledge and attitude is (r=0.55) which is positively correlated. Significant association was found between adults knowledge with education, type of family, health resources and significant association was found between adults attitude with Education. Awareness programme conducted for 2 days and pamphlets distributed in an groups regarding Alzheimer's dementia among adults which will help them to disseminate the knowledge to others and practice preventive measures.

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Keywords

Dementia, cognitive, Alzheimer's, Awareness, preventive.

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