Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Descriptive study to assess the Knowledge regarding dementia in geriatrics among above the age group of 60 years in selected community area, Sakthikulangara, Kollam.



Address:   Ms Arya Roy1, Mrs Sheeja S2
1Fourth year B.Sc Nursing Students, Bishop Benziger College Of Nursing, Kollam.
2Nursing Tutor, Department of Community Healthl Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing Kollam.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00060.5

ABSTRACT:
The present study entitled “A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding dementia in geriatrics among above the age group of 60 years in selected community area, Sakthikulangara, Kollam.” The objective of the study was to assess the pretest knowledge regarding dementia in geriatrics among above the age group of 60 years, to find out the association between the demographic variables and knowledge regarding dementia in geriatrics among above the age group of 60 years. The sample comprised of 30 household members in selected area of Sakthikulangara, Kollam. The tool used for data collection was structured questionnaire for assessing pretest knowledge. The collected data were analyzed by using inferential statistics. The result of pretest showed that 3.33% had adequate knowledge 90% had moderate knowledge and 6.66% had inadequate knowledge. It was completed to determine the association between level of knowledge regarding dementia and selected demographic variables and it shows that there is no significant association with knowledge and selected demographic variables.
KEYWORDS:
Assess, Knowledge, Dementia, Geriatrics
Cite:
Ms Arya Roy, Mrs Sheeja S. A Descriptive study to assess the Knowledge regarding dementia in geriatrics among above the age group of 60 years in selected community area, Sakthikulangara, Kollam. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(2):273-280.
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