Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 216-221
A Study to Assess the Short Term Non-Laboratory Parameters of Coronary Heart Disease and Its Association with Knowledge of Rural Community of Pune District
Ms. Anshul A. Vishwakarma1, Mrs. Kalpana Sawane2, Mrs. Ranjana Chavan3
1P.G. Student, 2Assistant Professor (HOD of Community Health Nursing), 3Nursing Tutor,
Symbiosis College of Nursing, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
Corresponding Author: Ms. Anshul A. Vishwakarma
Cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD), are epidemic in India. The Registrar General of India reported that CHD led to 17% of total deaths and 26% of adult deaths in 2001-2003, which increased to 23% of total and 32% of adult deaths in 2010-2013. 
Methodology: This study was conducted on 100 rural people of Urawade village in Pune district and the convenience sampling technique was used. Research design was descriptive research design. Short term non – laboratory parameters and knowledge on CHD was assessed.
Result: Result shows 41% of the rural community had poor non-laboratory parameters of CHD and 51% of them had average non-laboratory parameters of CHD. 79% of the rural community had average knowledge, 16% of them had good knowledge and 5% of them had poor knowledge regarding CHD.
Conclusion: The association between knowledge and non-laboratory parameters of CHD was not found to be significant.
Key words:non- laboratory parameters, CHD, knowledge, rural community.