An exploratory study to assess knowledge regarding Homecare of patient with chemotherapy among care giver of patient suffering from cancer patients residing in selected areas of the Pune
Stawan Chougule, Thite Trupti, Shingade Ujwala and Chavan Jayashree
Cancer is a group of disease with similar characteristic, which can occur all living cells in the body and different cancer type have different natural history. To assess the knowledge regarding of patients with chemotherapy caregiver of patient suffering from cancer residing in selected areas of Pune city.
Quantitative approach was chosen for the research study. The research design used for the study was exploratory survey design. The study consists of 60 samples which were selected by non probability convenient sampling. The study was conducted in selected areas of Pune city. The data were collected by administering structured questionnaire 60 participants under study. The questionnaire consists of two parts. Section A which deals with demographic data of participating and section B which consists of question related to knowledge regarding self care after the patient.
The validity of the tool was done by 5 experts from various fields of obstetrics and gynecology nursing, community health nursing, medical-surgical nursing. The reliability of questionnaire was established by the method and was found to be 0.79.
In this study it is found that most caregiver chemotherapy patients were having good knowledge but still there is a home caregiver whose knowledge level is average and poor. It shows that home care is still limited and it requires greater attention and commitment from a health professional. There is no significant association between the selected demographic variables and the knowledge of home caregiver for chemotherapy patient regarding self care of the patient. I.e. age, gender, relation with patient, education, occupation, and marital status.
Stawan Chougule, Thite Trupti, Shingade Ujwala, Chavan Jayashree. An exploratory study to assess knowledge regarding Homecare of patient with chemotherapy among care giver of patient suffering from cancer patients residing in selected areas of the Pune. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2018;1(1):13-15. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2018.v1.i1A.5