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A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Quality of Life among Scabies Patients at Skin OPD Saveetha Medical College and Hospital

Parimala L, Velayudham .K .G

Abstract: Scabies is a highly contagious disease caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei, and the disease is still a major public health problem in many underdeveloped poor regions. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and quality of life among scabies patients at Skin OPD in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital. Descriptive design was adopted for the study. Convenient sampling technique was used with sample of 60 scabies patients. Data was collected using structured multiple choice questionnaire and quality of life index scale. The data was collected, organized and analyzed in term of descriptive statistics.Among 60 samples 6 samples (10%) were inadequate level of knowledge, 50 samples (83.3%) were moderate level of knowledge 4 samples (6.7%) were adequate level of knowledge. The study findings suggest that it is important to educate the patients treatment measures of scabies and to improve the quality of life among scabies patients.

Keywords: Scabies, Quality Of Life.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 1328 - 1331

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Parimala L, Velayudham .K .G, "A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Quality of Life among Scabies Patients at Skin OPD Saveetha Medical College and Hospital", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199878, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1328 - 1331

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