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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 189-193

Assessment of Knowledge, Practice and Treatment Adherence of Patients with Hypothyroidism in Endocrinology Department


1 Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, India

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Abinaya Nagendiran
Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu
India
Kavitha Kalaimani
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnpnd.ijnpnd_7_21

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Assess the knowledge, practice, and treatment adherence of patients with hypothyroidism attending in endocrinology department in Chennai. The research design adopted for this study was descriptive. Using convenience sampling technique, a total of 120 patients both male and female who had diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Sri Ramachandra Hospital who met the inclusion criteria were recruited. The data related to background variables and assessment of knowledge, practice and treatment adherence on patients with hypothyroidism were obtained using questionnaires through interview method. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study findings showed that 61.7% of patients had moderately adequate level of knowledge on hypothyroidism, 76.7% of them had adequate level of practice and 49.2% of them had low adherence. The mean score of knowledge on hypothyroidism was 16.69, practice was 8.28, and treatment adherence was 2.09. The study showed that the knowledge, practice, and treatment adherence with hypothyroidism were moderately adequate among patients with hypothyroidism.


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