A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Pneumonia among Middle Aged Adults in Selected Rural Areas of Moodbidri with a View to Develop an Informational Booklet

Yathi Kumara Swamy Gowda, Ashok Nayak


Introduction:Pneumonia is an inflammation of lung parenchyma caused by various micro-organisms including bacteria, micro bacteria, Chlamydia micro plasma, fungi & parasites & viruses. It is usually associated with upper respiratory tract infections

Methodology: The research design selected for this study was descriptive survey design. 60 middle age adults were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Study was conducted in selected rural areas of moodbidri. The instrument used for the study was structured knowledge questionnaire.

Results: The result showed that most of the of the subjects (55%) had poor knowledge, 41.67% of the subjects had average knowledge, 3.33% had good knowledge regarding prevention of pneumonia. the mean percentage of level of knowledge is 40.66.

Conclusion: the study concluded that the knowledge regarding prevention of pneumonia among middle age adults was low and there is a need to improve it.

Keywords: pneumonia, knowledge.

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