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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2721) Last page : ( 2723)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00455.4

Clinical Assessment on Knowledge of Garments Dust Induced Bronchial Asthma among Kongu Nadu Textile Workers

Kumar A Muthu1,*, Gayathri R1, Bhavani Keserla1, Khatija Rumana1, Ganapathy R. Sundara1

Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-35, Karnataka, India

1Faculty of Pharmacy, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Othakalmandapam, Coimbatore-21, Tamil Nadu, India

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

Online published on 8 August, 2019.


One of the major factors that influence proper management of asthma is patient's education. Prior knowledge of etiology, usage of medication regarding asthma is a necessity for better patient compliance. Evaluation of knowledge of diseases and attitude is very important for the patient's wellbeing, which hinders asthma complication and also synergises health improvement. Data regarding disease knowledge and drug adherence for occupational asthma is negligible in India. Hence the evaluation of knowledge of garment induced bronchial asthma amongst textile workers which was conducted in a few textile industries adds in to the data. In reference to this regard, patient required information had been taken from 857 patients with a response rate of 96%. Majority of the participants were between 30–60 years of age. Ratio of male and female was found to be 39.08% (334) and 61.02% (523) respectively. The participants received a score value of 20 and 15 for disease knowledge and attitude towards asthma respectively. Therefore present clinical study concluded that patients lack the knowledge and medication adherence which also induces misunderstanding in management of disease condition precisely in patients suffering from occupational asthma.



KonguNadu Textile workers, work related asthma, knowledge of asthma, drug adherence, and asthmagens.


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