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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019
Assessment of Mental Well-Being and Self-Care Abilities of Patients Suffering from Chronic Respiratory Illness
S. Nitika | T. K. Ajesh | P Rashmi
Abstract: Background: Respiratory diseases include a broad range of diseases, such as acute respiratory infections, pneumonia, obstructive lung diseases, pleural disease and pneumoconiosis, as well as malignancies of the respiratory tract. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the mental well-being and self-care ability of the patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness. Material and methods: A non-experimental approach and correlation design were used.100 patients, suffering from chronic respiratory illness, were selected through purposive sampling technique from M. M. I. M. S. & R Hospital, Mullana. In view of the nature of the problem and to accomplish the objectives of the study, structured mental well-being scale and Structured Self-Care Ability Assessment Tool was prepared to assess the mental wellbeing and self-care abilities of the patients. Result: The mean score of mental well being and self-care ability were 106.31 and 67.68. The coefficient of correlation shows that there is a positive co relation (0.619) between mental well-being and self-care ability of the patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness. It was also found that the sample characteristics such as educational status was significantly associated with the mental well-being and type of respiratory illness, associated diseases, previous hospitalization were significantly associated with the selfcare ability. Conclusion: The finding suggests that adequate self-care abilities can further protect for mental well-being among patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness.
Keywords: Respiratory diseases, Mental well-being, self-care ability
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,
Pages: 1253 - 1260
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