A study of the knowledge, attitudes, and risk factors for H. pylori infection among the OPD patients of the gastroenterology department
Mamata Swain, Ritarani Nayak, Smruri Arpita Rout and Haris Mohiudin Mir
Background: H. pylori is an opportunistic infection that is drawn to changes in the gastrointestinal mucus brought on by inflammation and ulceration. 95% of cases of stomach cancer are caused by H. pylori infection.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, risk factors, and way of life of the individuals who had H. pylori infections. Methods: A self-structured socio-demographic perfoma and self-structured questionnaires were used to major the knowledge, life style & risk factors towards nursing research. A total number of 120 participants were selected by using a non-probability purpose sample technique. It was a non-experimental descriptive survey study carried out in IMS & Sum Hospital from December 2021 to February 2022. In this study population consist of both male and female from age group 20 to 60 years.
Result: The study's findings showed that males made up 56.6% of the elderly subjects. The present study also revealed that 52% patients are having good knowledge score. In this study, 45.83% of the participants had a history of H. pylori infection in their families.
Mamata Swain, Ritarani Nayak, Smruri Arpita Rout, Haris Mohiudin Mir. A study of the knowledge, attitudes, and risk factors for H. pylori infection among the OPD patients of the gastroenterology department. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2023;6(2):22-28. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2023.v6.i2.A.335