Effectiveness of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevention Program on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practice among Adult Males in Selected Rural Community, Thiruvallur District, Chennai.

Lakshmi, A (2014) Effectiveness of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevention Program on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practice among Adult Males in Selected Rural Community, Thiruvallur District, Chennai. Doctoral thesis, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

An experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease Prevention Program on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Pulmonary Function among adult males in selected rural community. The abstract for the same is presented in IMRAD i.e., Introduction, Method, Results And Discussion format of writing. COPD is a chronic, non-communicable disease which poses a continuous burden on health care infrastructure without any sudden increase in the “incidence rate”. It is not limited to a shorter time period. Also, it does not present with an acute threat to life in large numbers. Yet it is classified as an “epidemic” largely because the burden which it poses is huge and widespread. Moreover, the burden became noticeable relatively recently leading to a huge burden of disease-attributable economic losses, disease morbidity and premature mortality. The prevalence rates of COPD in India were from 2 to 22% in men and from 1.2 to 19% in women. It is distinctly more common amongst men and smokers. Since tobacco smoking is the most known and established risk factor for COPD. To curtail and prevent COPD there demands a comprehensive health system consisting of a trained workforce with appropriate skills, affordable technologies, reliable supply of medicines, referral systems and empowerment of people for self-care, all over a sustained period of time. Considering the above stated factors the investigator perceived the need for assessing the knowledge, attitude, practice, pulmonary function and aimed to determine the effectiveness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevention program. These evidences will be utilized to frame primary and secondary level of health care practices for effective COPD management. The study concluded that the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevention Program had a significant impact on the knowledge, attitude, practice and pulmonary function among adult males. Hence, the study recommended the utilization of Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease Prevention program among Nurse Educators, Nurse Administrators, Nurse Researchers and Health care professionals to prevent Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease at all levels among adult males.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Prevention; Program; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Adult Males; Selected; Rural Community; Thiruvallur District, Chennai
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2017 06:30
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2017 06:30
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/75

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