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Original Article

Assessment of Knowledge on Noncommunicable Diseases among the Adult Patients who are Attending the Noncommunicable Diseases Outpatient Department in Government Head Quarters Hospital at Cuddalore

Viruthasarani Kalaiyamoorthy, Latha Abel

Keywords : Adult, Knowledge, Noncommunicable diseases

Citation Information : Kalaiyamoorthy V, Abel L. Assessment of Knowledge on Noncommunicable Diseases among the Adult Patients who are Attending the Noncommunicable Diseases Outpatient Department in Government Head Quarters Hospital at Cuddalore. 2023; 16 (2):31-33.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13169

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a group of diseases that affect individuals over an extended period causing a socioeconomic burden to the nation. According to the World Health Organization 2022, NCDs kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74% of all deaths globally. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of knowledge on NCDs and associate the level of knowledge on NCDs with selected demographic variables among adults. Materials and methods: A descriptive research design was used for this study. The study population comprising all adults with age-groups between 35 and 55 years, including males and females who are attending a noncommunicable disease outpatient department in Government Head Quarters Hospital at Cuddalore. A convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 samples. The demographic data were collected from the sample, and a self-structured questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge on NCDs. Results: The result revealed that out of 60 samples, 10(16.6%) subjects had inadequate knowledge, 47(78.3%) subjects had moderately adequate knowledge, and 3 (5%) subjects had adequate knowledge.

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