International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022


A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Warning Signs and Prevention of Selected Neurological Disorders among Patients? Attendants with a View to Develop an Informational Booklet in a Selected Hospital, Guwahati, Assam

Niang Suan Mawi | Anita Sonowal [2] | Doli Deori [2]


Abstract: Background of the study: The study aims to find the knowledge on warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders among patients? attendants with a view to develop an informational booklet in a selected hospital, Guwahati, Assam. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge on warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders among patient?s attendants. 2. To determine the association between knowledge on warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders with selected demographic variables. 3. To develop an informational booklet on warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders. Methods: A descriptive survey research design and quantitative approach were carried out on 130 patients? attendants in Rahman Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, Guwahati, Assam by using a convenience sampling technique. Results: The findings of the study revealed thatout of 130 patients? attendants (36.15%) of the patients? attendants belonged to the age group of 31- 40 years, (75.38%) of the patients? attendants were male, (36.92%) of the patients? attendants completed graduation, (71.54%) of the patients? attendants were Muslim, (45.38%) of the patients? attendants had a family income in between 10,001- 20,000, (69.23%) of the patients? attendants were doing private jobs, (96.15%) of the patients? attendants were not related to any health-related profession, (46.15%) patients? attendants had got information on neurological disorders from health care professionals, All (100%) patient?s attendants did not have any neurological problems, (53.85%) of the patients? attendants had family members suffering from neurological problems. In the assessment of the knowledge on warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders, the majority of the patients? attendants have inadequate knowledge about the warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders. Analysis data of chi-square test showing the association between knowledge on warning signs of selected neurological disorders with selected demographic variables shows there was a significant association with any health-related profession at 0.05 level of significance. Chi-square test showing the association between knowledge on prevention of selected neurological disorders with selected demographic variables shows there was a significant association of educational status, occupation, and any health-related profession at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusions: The patients? attendants had inadequate knowledge about the warning signs and prevention of selected neurological disorders.


Keywords: Assess, Knowledge, Informational booklet, Patients? attendants, warning signs, prevention, neurological disorders


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 543 - 552


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