Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2019)
Effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding pulmonary rehabilitation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a selected hospital
Author(s): Veeresh VG
Abstract: Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic condition that negatively affects several patient-centered outcomes. The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has increased recently in developing countries. On the other hand, structured or non-structured rehabilitation services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients are not routinely available in our countries. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an essential component of care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, this study aimed to emphasize the emerging benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease population by patient education on pulmonary rehabilitation. With this intention, the present study attempts to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding pulmonary rehabilitation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a selected hospital. Methodology: One group pretest-posttest design, non-probability convenient sampling technique selected 50 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed patients were selected from selected hospital, a knowledge questionnaire was given in pre-test to assess the knowledge, following which structured teaching program was given and after ten days post-test was given using knowledge questionnaire. Results: The study found that patients had inadequate knowledge with a mean was 12.45 ± 0.55 in pretest and in the posttest mean knowledge score was 25.00 ± 2.48 signifies the effectiveness of structured teaching program. Conclusion: The study concluded that structured teaching program was significantly effective in improving the knowledge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients regarding pulmonary rehabilitation.