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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 4-8

Assessment Of Knowledge Of Patients With Bronchial Asthma About The Disease

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S Kaur

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Day to day management of bronchial asthma by patients themselves can be improved markedly, if their knowledge about bronchial asthma and its management is improved. Therefore, if is important to assess their knowledge, so that further steps can be taken to educate them. Forty five patients with bronchial asthma (15 each with mild, moderate ad severe category) were included ion the study. Each patient was interviewed o two visits (7-10 days apart) using the same interview schedule on both the visits. The mean knowledge score of the subjects was 57.7(46.9%). Validity and reliability of the interview schedule was established. This study showed a deficient knowledge in asthmatics regarding their disease.

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