Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October-December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 59-63
A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding the Hazards of Tobacco Smoking Among Patients and Relatives in Selected Tertiary Hospital Karad
Mrs. Trupti S. Bhosale1, Dr Tukaram Zagade2, Mr. Sushant Yedage3, Ms. Ashwini Thorat3
1Statistician, Directorate of Research, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed To Be” University, Karad.
2Professor, Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, Karad.
3Student, Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, Karad.
The objectives of this study were
- To assess the knowledge regarding the hazards of tobacco smoking.
- To find out the association between knowledge regarding the hazards of tobacco smoking with demographic variables.
Materials & Methods used for the study is the evaluative approach with only study group. Study was conducted on sample of 43 patients and relatives in selected tertiary hospital Karad. The data were collected by structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Majority of patients and relatives in selected tertiary hospital Karad 27(62.8%) had poor level of knowledge about hazards of tobacco smoking, whereas 16(37.2%) of patients and relatives had good level of knowledge in selected tertiary hospital Karad.
Conclusion: It was found that; planned teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of patients and relatives regarding the hazards of tobacco smoking.
Key words: Tobacco, Hazards, Cigarettes, Smoking.