International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part G (2015)
Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Lifestyle Modification among Clients with Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is most significantly developed in the management of cardiovascular diseases. Prior to the development of concept of metabolic syndrome, medical professionals often treated diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia as separate diseases and did not relay considering the impact of the treatment of one of the these conditions on the other co-existing conditions1. Lifestyle modification plays a very important role in the management of metabolic syndrome. Hence the present study objective was to assess the knowledge regarding lifestyle modification among clients with metabolic syndrome.
The conceptual framework adopted was Health Promotion Model by Pender. A non-experimental descriptive design was used, 200 clients with metabolic syndrome were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using structured knowledge questionnaire. The content validity index of the tool was 0.80 and reliability with karl pearson correlation coefficient was 0.82.
The mean score of knowledge on lifestyle modification on metabolic syndrome was 48.77 with a standard deviation of 10.3, 156 clients had inadequate knowledge on lifestyle modification on metabolic syndrome.
The study showed 156 clients had poor knowledge, 40 had moderate knowledge and four had adequate knowledge on lifestyle modification on metabolic syndrome, this signified the need to bring awareness of lifestyle modification of clients on metabolic syndrome and it was achieved by developing the information booklet which focused on metabolic syndrome and its lifestyle modification.