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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
An exploratory study to assess the knowledge regarding DOT’S therapy among tuberculosis patients attending OPD’S in selected health centres of Pune city

Sunita Chavan, Sulochana Bansode, Prajakta Bhujabal and Swapnali Chavan

A study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding DOT’S Therapy among Tuberculosis patients attending OPD’S in selected health centres of Pune city. The objective of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding DOT’S Therapy among Tuberculosis patients and to associate the findings with selected demographic variables. Quantitative approach was chosen for the research study. The research design used for the study was exploratory design. The study consists of 100 samples which were selected by non probability convenient sampling. The study was conducted in two randomly selected Health centres areas of Pune District (Pote DOT’S Clinic Padmavatiand Bibewadi Clinic in Pune City). The data was collected by administering structured questionnaire to 100 participants under study. The questionnaire consists of two parts. Section-1 which deals with demographic data of participant and Section -2 which consist of questions related to knowledge regarding DOT’S Therapy. The validity of the tool was done by 5 experts from various fields of Nursing i.e. Medical and Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing. The reliability of questionnaire was established by the method of test retest method and was found to be 0.793. In this study it is found that 05% people are showing average knowledge about DOT’S Therapy and 95% peoples are showing good knowledge about DOT’S Therapy. Overall result shows that people are having Good knowledge regarding DOT’S Therapy. In this study TB was Most prevalent in the adults in 20-30 years of age groups. There is no significant association between the selected demographic variables and the knowledge of the patients regarding DOT’S Therapy i.e. age, gender, occupation, education, marital status, duration of DOT’S Therapy and income of the family.
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How to cite this article:
Sunita Chavan, Sulochana Bansode, Prajakta Bhujabal, Swapnali Chavan. An exploratory study to assess the knowledge regarding DOT’S therapy among tuberculosis patients attending OPD’S in selected health centres of Pune city. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2018;1(1):07-09. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2018.v1.i1A.3
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