International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part M (2015)
Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding cardiac rehabilitation among clients
India is experiencing a rapid health transition, with large and rising burdens of chronic diseases, which are estimated to account for 53% of all deaths& 44% of disability adjusted life-years lost in 2005.Compared to all other countries, India suffers the highest loss in potentially productive years of life, due to death from CVD in people aged 35-45 years. According to WHO data, 16.7 million people die each year owing to heart attacks. Objectives: 1. To assess the existing knowledge among clients with coronary artery disease. 2. To find the association between knowledge and selected demographic variables. Material & Methods: The research approach adopted for this study is an evaluative approach. The research design selected for this present study was experimental 1 group pre-test. The study was conducted at Krishna Hospital Karad. The sample size consists of 62 coronary artery disease patient, non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to assess knowledge of coronary artery disease patient regarding cardiac rehabilitation on the first day; Then information booklet was administered on the same day of pre-test to participants. Results: The major findings of the study were: the data on sample characteristics revealed that, majority of the 40.3% clients with coronary artery disease patients belong to age group of 51-62 years. Majority of the respondents 66% were male and 93.5% were married. Maximum number of respondents 98.4% were Hindu by religion. Most of the respondents 61.3% had taken primary education and 48.4% were self-employed. Majority of the respondents 45.16% had their family monthly income 5001-10,000. Regarding dietary pattern maximum number of the respondents 95% consume mixed diet and 93.5% of respondents were taking non vegetarian food 1-2 times in a week. Regarding duration of illness, maximum of number of respondents 27.4% had coronary artery disease since 2-5 years and 85% respondent were not having information regarding cardiac rehabilitation. Maximum number of the respondents 25.8% received information about cardiac rehabilitation from television. Conclusion: The study conclude that the information booklet on cardiac rehabilitation was an effective method for providing adequate knowledge and help the coronary artery disease patient to enhance their knowledge on cardiac rehabilitation.
How to cite this article:
Manisha Gholap, Mahesh Chendake. Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding cardiac rehabilitation among clients. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(13):854-856.