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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 8, Issue 7, Part A (2022)

Assessment of factors associated with pre-hospital delay in seeking medical treatment among patients with myocardial infarction admitted in selected hospital of Kolkata, West Bengal

Author(s)
Ashma Sharma and Bhanumati Dutta
Abstract
Myocardial Infarction is a medical emergency which need prompt and early treatment, and delays in seeking care can have adverse consequences on patient’s outcome. Hence a descriptive study was conducted to assess the factors associated with pre-hospital delay in seeking medical treatment among patients with myocardial infarction. Descriptive survey approach was adopted to collect data from 188 subjects selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. Semi structured interview schedule was used to collect data. Findings revealed that in the aspect of contextual factors, among 188 subjects, majority (44.6%) subjects delayed the treatment because the distance from home to hospital was too far whereas significant people (22.8%) delayed because the symptoms came and went away. In relation to cognitive factors, majority (52.6%) of the subjects delayed because they perceived that the symptoms originated from gastric upset. Similarly in relation to behavioral factors, maximum (49.4%) of the subject delayed because they tried to eliminate the symptoms by doing other activities and taking self- medication. The findings of the study have several implications in nursing. Hence the researcher recommends to undertake similar research in a large group and various interventions can be developed by the nurses to reduce the pre hospital delay in seeking medical treatment in such a disease.
Pages: 36-41  |  96 Views  6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ashma Sharma, Bhanumati Dutta. Assessment of factors associated with pre-hospital delay in seeking medical treatment among patients with myocardial infarction admitted in selected hospital of Kolkata, West Bengal. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(7):36-41. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2022.v8.i7a.9944
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