STUDY THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS AMONG SINDHI FAMILIES OF DURG, CHHATTISGARH (INDIA): A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STATISTICAL STUDY
Objective. The present study has been done with the following aims and objectives in mind: i) To determine the level of knowledge or awareness about Thalassemia among Sindhi families in Durg, Chhattisgarh regarding the cause and prevention of the disease and ii) graphically represents their Â status of awareness.
Methods. In this study, we have used a questionnaire method which is done among 12 Sindhi families and determined their response rate about Thalassemia. Data are collected by survey in Durg districts of Chhattisgarh that targeted Thalassemic Sindhi families, they are the members of Thalassemia Welfare Society (TWS), Raipur (Capital of Chhattisgarh)- itâ€™s an affiliated organization. We have examined the attitudes regarding management of Thalassemia disease (TD) through their responses against questionnaire and represented their responses using MATLAB 8.4.
Results. In our study, we have found that overall, 64.91% Â participants are females and 35.09% are males. Also 20% of respondents felt comfortable with the questionnaire method of TD. The frequencies of reactions were 20%, giving the right answers and 28%, giving wrong answers while half is not thinking about the given questionnaire.
Conclusions. We have obtained the knowledge level among Sindhi families is very poor about TD. Therefore variousprevention policies are must be organized to increase their knowledge about Thalassemia and improve Thalassemic children'ssurvival capability. Â
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