International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part D (2016)
A study to assess the knowledge on gastritis among 2nd year B.Sc nursing students in Sree Balaji College of Nursing, Chennai
V Hemavathy, Girijabhaskaran, Thokchom Valentina Devi
Gastritis is a common medical problem problem among young adults due to certain factors like lifestyle, food pattern, stress, personal habits etc. The condition is diagnosed in as many as 10% of patients seeking emergency medical help for abdominal pain. A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding gastritis among B.Sc nursing 2nd year students at Sree balaji college of nursing, Chennai. The objectives of the study was to assess the level of knowledge on gastritis among B.sc nursing 2nd year students and to assess the level of knowledge among B.sc nursing students 2nd year with their selected demographic variables (age, gender, marital status, type of family, place of stay, parents education ). The sample was selected using a purposive sampling method. In this study a total number of 60 students studying in Sree Balaji College of Nursing who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected. In order to assess their knowledge a self-structured questionnaire was developed. Self-made scoring system was used to categorize the participants as whether they have adequate knowledge, moderately adequate knowledge or inadequate knowledge regarding gastritis. The result revealed that 2(3.4%) had adequate knowledge, 34(56.6%) of students had moderate adequate knowledge and 12(24%) had inadequate knowledge about gastritis, which throws light on need for arrangement of special classes for the students and also need for assessing the students periodically. The students must upgrade their knowledge as they are the future nurses who will be giving bedside care and also educating the clients.
How to cite this article:
V Hemavathy, Girijabhaskaran, Thokchom Valentina Devi. A study to assess the knowledge on gastritis among 2nd year B.Sc nursing students in Sree Balaji College of Nursing, Chennai. 2016; 2(4): 254-256.