Vaishali R Mohite, Prabhuswami Hiremath, Prakash Naregal
Abstract: Anxiety is an unpleasant emotion expressed by words such as worry, apprehension, terror and fear. To many patients, stunned by the diagnosis, suffering numerous losses and discomforts, moved from one place to another for one procedure after another, the experience is bewildering and frightening1. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM A Study to assess the level of anxiety among cancer patients at Krishna Hospital, Karad. OBJECTIVE 1. To assess knowledge of level of anxiety among cancer patients. 2. To find out the significant association between socio-demographic variables and level of anxiety among cancer patients. The present study non-experimental descriptive design METHODOLOGY Descriptive approach was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique is used to select Samples of cancer patients admitted at Krishna Hospital. FINDINGS: 32 (64 %) of samples are studied til secondary education, 8 (16 %) samples are having service and 6 (12) samples are working on Daily wages. - 41 (82 %) of samples are belongs to hindu religion, 3 (6 %) samples are Muslim and 6 (12) samples are belongs to other religions. 36 (72 %) of samples are belongs to farmer occupation, 8 (16 %) samples are having service and 6 (12) samples are working on Daily wages. - 42 (84 %) of samples are belongs to above 45 years of age and 8 (16 % ) are within 35 to 45 age group. - 74 % cancer patients are having moderate level of anxiety, 24 % of patients are having severe level of anxiety. - There was no significant association between level of anxiety & demographic variables.
Keywords: assess level anxiety cancer patient