Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ON DASH DIET AMONG PRE HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS IN SELECTED HOSPITAL AT KOLLAM

Anziya N.*, Nishana Noushad, Treessa Mathew, Vishnupriya S. and Ann Benzily

ABSTRACT

The research project undertook was “A study to assess the knowledge on DASH DIET among prehypertensive patients in selected hospitals at Kollam.” The objectives of the study was to assess the knowledge on DASH diet among prehypertensive patients in selected hospital at Kollam and to find out the association between the pretest knowledge score of selected prehypertensive patients and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, food habits, education, occupation, ill habits, family type . A Quantitative research approach was adopted for this study. This study was conducted among 200 prehypertensive patients in the selected hospitals at Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge of prehypertensive patients regarding DASH diet, the study sample was selected by convenient sampling technique. The tool used for data collection consist of demographic profoma and self-structured questionnaire. Basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using quantitative and inferential statistics. The findings of the present study revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and demographic variables like sex and education. There is no significant association between age, food habits, occupation, ill habits and family type. Based on the findings the investigator have drawn implication which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern and nursing education for the future development.

Keywords: Assess, Knowledge, DASH Diet, Prehypertensive patients.


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