Knowledge and Practice Regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi among Non Teaching Staffs of a Selected College of Health Sciences at Mangaluru

Authors

  • Maya Shaju
  • Amala Elsy Mathai
  • Dina Joseph
  • Albert Thampi
  • Jyothi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16965

Keywords:

Knowledge, Practice, Non teaching staffs, Renal calculi

Abstract

Background and Aim: Mankind has been afflicted by urinary stones and is the most common disease of the
urinary tract. It affects all ages, sexes, and races but occurs more frequently in men than in women within
the age of 20–49 years. Generally, to prevent the first episodes of kidney stone formation or its secondary
episodes, proper management of diet is required. The study aim to assess the correlation between knowledge
and practice regarding prevention of renal calculi among Non teaching staffs.
Methods: A descriptive correlation approach was adopted for the study and by purposive sampling technique
95 non-teaching staffs were selected. The data was collected using demographic proforma, structured
knowledge questionnaire and Rating scale. Collected data were analyzed by Descriptive and Inferential
statistics using SPSS version16.0.
Results: Results showed that majority (75.8%) of the subject had average knowledge and 72.6% of the
subjects had good practice towards the prevention of renal calculi. There was a significant correlation
(p<0.05) between knowledge and practice among non-teaching staffs regarding the prevention of Renal
calculi.
Conclusion: The study concluded Non teaching staffs had average knowledge and good practice towards
prevention of renal calculi.

Author Biographies

Maya Shaju

IVth Year B.Sc Nursing Students, Department of Medical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya
Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, Karnataka

Amala Elsy Mathai

IVth Year B.Sc Nursing Students, Department of Medical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya
Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, Karnataka

Dina Joseph

IVth Year B.Sc Nursing Students, Department of Medical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya
Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, Karnataka

Albert Thampi

IVth Year B.Sc Nursing Students, Department of Medical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya
Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, Karnataka

Jyothi

Lecturer, Department of Medical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya
Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, Karnataka

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Maya Shaju, Amala Elsy Mathai, Dina Joseph, Albert Thampi, & Jyothi. (2021). Knowledge and Practice Regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi among Non Teaching Staffs of a Selected College of Health Sciences at Mangaluru. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1810-1814. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16965