International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2019)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding bronchial asthma among adults in selected urban areas of Pune city
Bronchial asthma is a condition due to inflammation of the air passage in the lungs and affects the sensitivity of the nerve endings in the airways. This inflammation ultimately leads to recurrent episodes of asthma symptoms.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding bronchial asthma among adults. To associate the knowledge score with demographical variables.
Material and Methods: A quantitative research approach using non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for the study using non-probability purposive sampling technique 100 adults was selected from urban areas of Pune city. Modified questionnaire was used to collect the data during October 2018 to November 2018 to obtain the knowledge level.
Results: findings of the study shows that 52.00% of samples were had average knowledge regarding bronchial asthma, 45.00% of sample had good knowledge, whereas only 3.00% of sample had poor knowledge category. Also there was an association between the knowledge and occupation regarding bronchial asthma as the P value was 0.003 which is less than 0.05. And also there was an association between the income and the knowledge regarding bronchial asthma as the P value was 0.012 which is less than 0.05.
Conclusion: Still, there is the need to improve the knowledge in the urban area to prevent bronchial asthma and also enhance the health of the people.
How to cite this article:
Jemimah Jose, Pratik Purohit, Monark Thakar, Dolly Thounaojam, Ujwala Chavan, Dr. Veena Sakhardande. A study to assess the knowledge regarding bronchial asthma among adults in selected urban areas of Pune city. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(6):43-44.