Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding home
Author(s): Usha Rani K, Minu SR, Akanksha Yadav, Alice Joy, Anjali Sharma
Abstract: Aim of the Study: To assess the knowledge of patients about home care management of AV Fistula among Dialysis patients. Objectives of the Study § To assess the knowledge of patients regarding home care management of AV fistula. § To find out association between the knowledge of home care management of AV fistula with socio-demographic variables. § To develop information booklet on home care management of AV fistula. Method: In this research Study, the research approach adopted for the study was quantitative research approach and the research design was one group pre-test design. Setting of the study was selected in Rama Hospital, Kanpur and the population was AV Fistula patients undergoing dialysis in Rama Hospital Kanpur. The sample size were 30 patients, selected by purposive sampling technique. Consent was taken from the sample before data collection. Demographic data were collected by structured questionnaire. The pre-test knowledge was assessed and information booklet was given to the participants after pre-test knowledge assessment. Results: The study shows that among 30patients, level of knowledge on home care management of A.V Fistula, 60% were have moderate knowledge, 30% were have adequate knowledge and 10% were have inadequate knowledge. Conclusion: The study concludes that information booklet is very effective in improving knowledge of the patients on home care management of AV fistula.