International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Risk Factors of Pancreatitis among the Patients Admitted in Krishna Hospital, Karad

Sangita Vasant Patil | Tukaram B. Zagade [13] | Vaishali R. Mohite [6]

Abstract: BACKGROUND Pancreatitis is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases requiring hospitalization worldwide. The burden of this disease on patients and society is expected to increase even more. Pancreatitis is a common disease with a benign course in the majority of patients, but it is associated with serious morbidity, and mortality. Pancreatitis is a serious disorder which can have a severe impact on quality of life. It is necessary to pay more attention on awareness of patients about Pancreatitis and Risk factors of Pancreatitis among the Patients. OBJECTIVESTo assess the knowledge and risk factors of pancreatitis among the patients admitted in Krishna hospital, Karad. MATERIAL AND METHODS Descriptive approach, non-experimental research design was used for study.35 samples were included by convenient purposive sampling technique. Setting of study was medical and surgical wards of Krishna hospital, Karad. Structured questionnaire were used which consist of demographic data, knowledge questionnaire, risk factors questionnaire. The collected data were studied and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS Out of 35 patients, majority of patients, 13 (37.15 %) were in age group of 26-35 years, 8 (22.86 %) were female and 27 (77.15 %) were male. According to findings of study, 15 (42.85 %) patients were having poor knowledge, 18 (51.43 %) patients were having average knowledge and 2 (5.72 %) patients were having good knowledge regarding pancreatitis. Results also shows that 23 (65.72 %) patients were alcoholics, 18 (51.43 %) patients were having habit of smoking, 15 (42.86 %) patients were having diabetes mellitus, 17 (42.58 %) patients were taking high glycemic foods and 15 (42.86 %) patients had past history of bacterial or viral infections. Result shows the significant association between level of knowledge regarding pancreatitis and occupation. CONCLUSION Result of the study suggests that the knowledge and awareness of patients regarding pancreatitis should be improved. . Study concludes that nearly all the risk factors of pancreatitis are preventable. So there is need to conduct health care programs for awareness about prevention of pancreatitis.

Keywords: Assessment of Knowledge, Risk factors, Pancreatitis

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,

Pages: 553 - 557

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