Volume : VI, Issue : III, March - 2017

ASSESSMENT OF LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON DIET AMONG PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC DISEASE AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

T. Rakkini Papputhai, N. Junior Sundresh, Clara Sahaya Mary

Abstract :

 Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most preventable causes of death in the world, due to the fact that the majority of its risk factors are preventable or controllable, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, stress, unhealthy dietary practices and diabetes.

Aim: To assess the level of knowledge on diet in patients with cardiac disorders in tertiary care hospital

Methods: Designed questionnaire was used to collect data. It comprised of demographic characteristics of sample such as age, sex, education, occupation and duration of illness. It contains 20 knowledge related questions regarding diet for cardiac disorders

Results: Level of knowledge, out of 20 samples 9 (45%) of the cardiac patients had inadequate level of knowledge and 8 (40%) of them had moderately adequate level of knowledge and 3 (15%) of them had adequate level of knowledge.

Conclusion: Diet counseling should receive higher priority, both in medical training and in patient care, and cardiac patients should be referred to dietitians on a more routine basis. 

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T.Rakkini Papputhai, N. Junior Sundresh, Clara Sahaya Mary, ASSESSMENT OF LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON DIET AMONG PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC DISEASE AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-6, Issue-3, March‾2017


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