International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020


A Study on Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Causes and Early Symptoms of Depression among Rural Women in a Selected Community at Gonda to Develop an Information Booklet

Aspin.R [2] | Shalini Rai


Abstract: This present study was done under the topic A study on assessment of knowledge regarding causes and early symptoms of depression among rural women in a selected community at Gonda to develop an information booklet. A structured socio demographic data and knowledge questionnaire on causes and early symptoms of depression were selected on the basis of the objectives of the study. The tools are prepared in two sections. Section I was socio- demographic data and the Section – II was knowledge questionnaire on causes and early symptoms of depression. Validity of the tool was established with experts. Pilot study was conducted to assess the tools feasibility and it was found to be feasible to collect the required information. For the main study the data collected from rural women of Colonelganj, Gonda who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The collected data was tabulated according to various parameters and the complete analysis was done with descriptive and inferential statistics. Maximum 62 % of rural women in a selected community at Gonda was having poor knowledge on causes and early symptoms of depression, 20 % were having average and 18 % was having good knowledge. The chi-square test implies that there is a significant association between sociodemographic variables such as education and source of information regarding depression at 0.05 level of significant as the calculated chi-squares values are higher than the tabulated value. Therefore, the H0 null hypothesis was rejected. There is a need for awareness program to improve the rural women knowledge on causes and early symptoms of depression


Keywords: Depression, causes, signs and symptoms, rural women


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020,


Pages: 176 - 178


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