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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HOMECARE MANAGEMENT OF CATARACT SURGERY AMONG OLDER ADULTS IN KERALA, WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION BOOKLET

Akhila R., Febina Sajan, Hridhya Merin Joseph, Joyel Mary E., Sobika A. B. and Jerin J.*

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A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding home care management of cataract surgery among older adults in Kerala, with a view to develop an information booklet. The objectives of the study were: a) To assess the knowledge regarding homecare management of cataract surgery among older adults in Kerala. b) To find out the association between knowledge regarding homecare management of cataract surgery among older adults in Kerala and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, occupation, education and source of information. A non experimental descriptive research design was used with pretest only design. Convenience sampling technique was used. Sample size was 150. The investigator assessed knowledge regarding home care management of cataract surgery using structured questionnaire. After conducting the pretest, information booklet was introduced to the older adults. The finding of the study suggests that 54% poor, 42.66% average, 3.33% good knowledge regarding home care management of cataract surgery. There is association between pretest knowledge and demographic variables like age, education and source of information.

Keywords: Assess, Knowledge, Home care management, Cataract surgery, Patient undergoing cataract surgery, Information booklet.


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