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Assessment of the Challenges Faced and Support System of the Clients with Endocrinal Disorder Attending Endocrine OPD, in a Selected Hospital in Kolkata

Soma Chatterjee1, Uma Rani Adhikari2,*

1Priyamvada Birla Institute of Nursing, Kolkata-700156, India.

2College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700073, India.

*Corresponding author: Uma Rani Adhikari

Date: April 19,2021 Hits: 343


Background: Nowadays, endocrinal disorder is increasing day by day. It has impacts on physical, psychological, personal, social and financial wellbeing of people. So the study was undertaken to identify the challenges and support system of client with endocrinal disorders. Methods: Total 170 clients with diabetes, thyroid and pituitary disorders were included as study sample by using purposive sampling technique between October and November, 2019. The researcher collected demographic data by administering structured interview schedule and data regarding challenges they face and the support system they receive by administering semi structured interview schedule. Validity and reliability of the tool was established before final data collection. The collected data were analyzed both by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: Study showed that psychological challenges mean percentage 68.25% which ranked 1st among all the domain of challenges and they get maximum support from their family members although social support is comparatively less. All the clients have some challenges in each domain. There is also a significant association found between overall challenges with gender, age, marital status, education, occupation, number of family member, types of endocrinal disorder and duration of suffering. Conclusions: The study revealed that due to chronic suffering they are getting more challenges in psychological domain. They receive support from their family and social members but social support is very less for them. So, it is very important for health care workers including nurses to assess those challenges and counsel the client to overcome those as much as possible.


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Assessment of the Challenges Faced and Support System of the Clients with Endocrinal Disorder Attending Endocrine OPD, in a Selected Hospital in Kolkata

How to cite this paper: Soma Chatterjee, Uma Rani Adhikari. (2021) Assessment of the Challenges Faced and Support System of the Clients with Endocrinal Disorder Attending Endocrine OPD, in a Selected Hospital in Kolkata. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research5(2), 192-201.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.04.013