International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Kidney Transplantation among the Patient's Suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease in Selected Hospitals

Jayashree B. Bhalchakra | Sr. Tessy Sebastian


Abstract: Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is becoming a major public health problem worldwide. The enormous costs of treatment lead to a large burden for the health care systems, particularly in developing countries. Objectives1. To assess the knowledge regarding kidney transplantation of the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.2. To assess the attitude regarding kidney transplantation of the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.3. To associate the knowledge scores of the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease with selected demographic variables.4. To associate the attitude scores of the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease with selected demographic variables. Hypothesis 1. H1- There is significant knowledge regarding kidney transplantation among the patients suffering from kidney disease.2. H2- There is significant attitude regarding kidney transplantation among the patients suffering from kidney disease.3. H01- There is no significant knowledge regarding kidney transplantation among the patients suffering from kidney disease. H02- There is no significant attitude regarding kidney transplantation among the patients suffering from kidney disease. Material and Method In this study Descriptive Research Design was used. The samples were 30 patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. Setting of the study was selected hospitals and sampling technique was non probability convenience sampling technique. A structured questionnaire to assess knowledge and Likert scale for assessing the attitude was used to collect the data from CKD patients from selected hospitals. Results The result shows that the level of knowledge regarding kidney transplantation were 16.67 % of the study subjects had poor level of knowledge score, 56.67 % had average, 23.33 % had good and 3.33 % had excellent level of knowledge score. The level of attitude regarding kidney transplantation were 16.67 % of the study subjects were Agree, 73.33 % were uncertain and only 10 % were Disagree about attitude score. It was statistically interpreted that, the knowledge of study subjects regarding kidney transplantation were average (56.67 %) and only good (23.33 %) and excellent (3.33 %) were very less. The majority of study subjects had uncertain (73.33 %) attitude towards kidney transplantation. Hence hypothesis H1 and H2 were rejected and null hypothesis H01 and H02 were accepted. There was significant association between age, education, residence, occupation, family income and marital status with post test knowledge score but there was no significant association between type of family and years of suffering from chronic kidney disease. Also there was significant association between education and family income with post test attitude score but there was no significant association between age, residence, occupation, type of family, marital status and years of suffering from chronic kidney disease. Conclusion The study shows that study subjects had average knowledge about kidney transplantation and they does not have proper attitude towards kidney transplantation. Hence, there is a need to provide more information regarding kidney transplantation to study subjects.


Keywords: Kidney Transplantation, Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, Knowledge, Attitude


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,


Pages: 77 - 80



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