World Journal of
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Mrs. I. Roselin Anitha Margreat*, Mrs. Prof. M. Parameswari and Mrs. Dr. Hema V. H.


Worldwide, prevalence of spontaneous hypothyroidism is between 1 and 2%, and it is 10 times more common in women than in men. (Vanderpump 2014). In India, Population-based study done in Cochin on 971 adult subjects revealed that the prevalence was higher in women (11.4%), when compared with men, in whom the prevalence was 6.2%. (Unnikrishnan 2011). In Tamilnadu, A total of 1292 subjects were screened of whom 161 subjects (12.5%) had abnormal TSH. (Velayutham 2015) .Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Hypothyroidism among women.Find the Co-relation between Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Hypothyroidism among women.Find the association between the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Hypothyroidism among women with their demographic variables.A Descriptive study was conducted over a period of 3-10-2018 to 29-10-2018 to assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Hypothyroidism among Women from A.C.S medical college and hospital, By using purposive Sampling technique total 50 samples, 2 to 3 samples visited the OPD every day . The data was collected using interview techniques with a questionnaire to assess Knowledge, Five point likert scale to assess the level of attitude, check list to assess the level of practice. At the end of the data collection information booklet was given to the study participants, the data gathered were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and interpretation were made on the basis of the objectives of the study. With regard to Level of Knowledge 17(34%) had Inadequate Knowledge, 30(60%) had Moderately Adequate Knowledge, 3(6.0%) had Adequate Knowledge. Level of Attitude 1(2.0%) had Not Concerned, 13(26.0%) had Quite Concerned, 36(72.0%) had Extremely Concerned. Level of Practice 17(34.0%) had Inadequate, 24(48.0%) had Moderately Adequate, 9(18.0%) had Adequate. The study concluded that majority 30% of women had moderately adequate knowledge, 36% of women had extremely concerned of attitude,24% of women had moderately adequate level of practice. The results can help the women with hypothyroidism understand various aspects of hypothyroidism management and follow up .It is the responsibility of the nurses to create understanding on the disease to reduce the complication related to hypothyroidism

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