Knowledge and Practice Regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi among Non Teaching Staffs of a Selected College of Health Sciences at Mangaluru
Keywords:Knowledge, Practice, Non teaching staffs, Renal calculi
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
Conclusion: The study concluded Non teaching staffs had average knowledge and good practice towards
prevention of renal calculi.
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