International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

Study to assess the knowledge regarding the early identification and management of dementia among accredited social health activist

Author(s):

Veeresh VG, Dr. Nagarajaiah

Abstract:
Introduction: Knowledge of early identification and management of dementia is important to achieve quality life of our senior citizen, hence present study aims to assess the knowledge of accredited social health activist regarding dementia, as they are the frontline health personnel to early identify and manage by referral services. Methodology: A descriptive study design adapted, using simple random sampling technique, 140 accredited social health activists were selected, and a knowledge questionnaire consists of 30 questions was designed which was reliable and valid to assess the knowledge of accredited social health activist regarding dementia early identification and management. Results: Out of 140 accredited social health activist, 13 of them scored two score; 10 of them scored three score; 26 of them scored four score; 33 of them scored five score; 21 of them scored six score; 23 of them scored seven score; 11 of them scored eight score; 3 of them scored nine score, almost all accredited social health activist had inadequate knowledge regarding dementia early identification and management Conclusion: The study concludes that the knowledge of accredited social health activist was inadequate hence, training accredited social health activist regarding of dementia is essential and vital for community early referral for better life of our senior citizens.

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How to cite this article:
Veeresh VG, Dr. Nagarajaiah. Study to assess the knowledge regarding the early identification and management of dementia among accredited social health activist. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2019;1(2):01-02.
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