International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART B
Knowledge assessment of respondents regarding chronic renal failure disease a hospital based study
Author(s): Dr. Meera Pal
Nutrition is very essential part in our daily life and it is directly correlated with diet, health and diseases. Having knowledge of any disease and their causes, dietary precautions, as well as treatment is a very important aspect to fight against diseases. 209 chronic renal failure patients were selected for the study, out of which 105 patients were nutritionally counselled and 104 were not nutritionally counselled. To collect the data questionnaire cum schedule method were used. It was found that out of total 52.2% respondents had sufficient knowledge regarding symptoms of disease while 69.4% respondents had sufficient knowledge regarding special nutrients required in chronic renal failure. Out of total 51.2% were having sufficient knowledge regarding restricted food items in chronic renal failure, 43.1% knew about balanced diet and 65.6% had knowledge about low sodium and protein diet. Knowledge of 57.9%, 55%, 67%, 78.9% respondents having low potassium diet in chronic renal failure, water balance, health education and green leafy vegetarian respectively. The finding is that among those patients most have not the complete knowledge about the chronic renal failure disease.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Meera Pal. Knowledge assessment of respondents regarding chronic renal failure disease a hospital based study. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(1): 117-118.