Volume : 8
Issue : 4
Year : 2022
Page No : 157-159
Background: Nephrotic syndrome, the most common renal disease in pediatric age group, is responsible for frequent hospitalization of children. As parents are the most responsible person for care of their children, it is necessary for them to be aware and have knowledge regarding strict adherence to therapeutic regimen, about the disease recurrence and measures for adequate care of their child’s health. An information booklet on nephrotic syndrome can help the caregivers in understanding the disease process and in maintaing their child’s health.
Aim: Effect of an information booklet on nephrotic syndrome regarding knowledge and attitude of caregivers towards care of children with nephrotic syndrome in tertiary level centre of Bihar.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on admitted patients in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Bihar from January 2021 to December 2021. An information booklet on nephrotic syndrome was given to caregivers of children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. About 50 parents/caregivers were interviewed with a preformed structured questionnaire before and after reading the information booklet.
Results: Of 50 respondents, an overall improvement in knowledge increased from 18% in pretest to 80% in post test. This result proves that the information booklet helped in improving the knowledge of caregivers towards care of their children.
Conclusions: The present study concluded that there was significant improvement in knowledge of caregivers after administrating information booklet.
Keywords: Nephrotic syndrome, Awareness, Knowledge, Attitude, Information booklet