SELF CARE NEEDS OF PATIENTS WITH COPD ATTENDING PULMONARY OPD

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Naval Kishor Pundeer
Rashika Badoni
Naina Mahar
Kritika Sain

Keywords

Self-care needs, COPD, hygiene, Chest Physiotherapy

Abstract

Aim - To assess the self-care needs of patients with COPD


Methodology


A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was used for the study. Total 100 participants were selected by purposive sampling technique. In the pulmonary OPD of Himalayan Hospital Jolly grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Data was collected by using self-structured questionnaire.


Result


64% of the subjects had duration of illness was less than 5 years, majority of the subjects had not any other associated illness.


Conclusion               


The study was concluded that 100% of patients maintain oral hygiene such as brushing teeth’s gargle, 100% of patients take adequate nutrition. Most of the subject’s 73 %were having cough, 66% had mucus sputum, 56 % had chest congestion, and 63 % subjects had Symptoms of fatigue. 


Keywords- Self-care needs, COPD, hygiene, Chest Physiotherapy

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