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Gastroenteritis is defined as diarrhea, increased movement of the bowels and other symptoms like fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. The present study involves Pre and Post Counselling assessment of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of gastroenteritis patients. It is an observational study to determine the KAP of gastroenteritis in the GM department.58 patients of the adult age group (above 18 years) of both genders, was included. The KAP was assessed using the Self-constructed KAP Questionnaire and patient information leaflet. Mean, standard deviation, student t-test and chi-square test were used to analyze the data. In the study, out of 58 study subjects, 19% shows satisfactory KAP and 81% unsatisfactory KAP. After patient counseling, the overall KAP score improved to 86%. The standard deviation and mean of Knowledge attitude and practice of patients was found to be 8±5.88, 13.2±4.92, 14.57±2.88 before counseling. After patient counseling, KAP was found to be improved 42.71±3.9, 46.2±3.52 and 42.57±5.38. P values before and after counseling were found to be statistically significant (p <0.05) i.e., had a p-value of below 0.05. The study proved that providing patient education can assist in the achievement of optimum therapeutic outcomes in disease management. The KAP was achieved using a self-constructed questionnaire and results reveal a significant improvement in KAP among both the groups following counseling. Providing counseling to the patients would prove to be beneficial in improving their KAP of GE and thus reducing the prevalence of GE in the study population.


Gastroenteritis Knowledge Attitude Practice Patient-Counseling Questionnaire Comparison

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