Assess the level of knowledge regarding management of varicose vein among health care workers
Thamu Priyadarshini NT and Veni A
Introduction: Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins, often dark blue in colour, near to or raised above the surface of the skin mainly seen in the lower limbs. The veins can stretch from the increased pressure. This may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Objectives: The present study objective is to assess the knowledge on prevention and management of varicose veins among health care workers.
Methodology: The research design adapted for this study was a non- experimental descriptive research design. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was adopted. Samples were selected on the basis of inclusion criteria. Samples used were 52 health care workers who are working in the Saveetha medical college and hospital. The data collection tools developed for generating the data, were a structured knowledge questionnaire to assess the level of knowledge regarding management of varicose vein.
Results: The level of knowledge regarding management of varicose vein among health care workers, mean score was 12.54 with standard deviation 3.58 with minimum score of 6.0 and maximum score of 20.0.The calculated health care workers independent ‘t’ test value of t = 1.389 was found to be statistically significant at p<0.001 level. This indicates that there was significant difference in the level of knowledge about varicose vein among health care workers at SMCH. This clearly infers that health care workers in SMCH had more knowledge about varicose vein
Conclusion: This study concluded that health care workers had a good knowledge regarding management of varicose vein. Periodic health education and health promotional strategies need to incorporate for the management of varicose vein among the health care workers.