Mrs. Binutha V. P., Mrs. Sherin Sebastian, Mrs. Resmi Ravindran, Mr. Jerin J, Mrs. Reshma V. S., Mrs. Sony John, Mrs. Safreena Mary, Mrs. Anitta Thomas



Patients with coronary disease who understand the rationale behind recommended life style changes and recognize the potential benefits that can result are more likely to cooperate with physician in implementing treatment. Setting goals, outlining methods for achieving these goals and monitoring the patient progress are also critical to the success of life style modification strategies.

Materials and Methods

  • Research approach and design: Quantitative approach with Pre-experimental one group pretest posttest design was used in this study.
  • Sampling technique: Purposive sampling technique was applied for the selection of samples.
  • Samples: Samples were 50 cardiac patient who attended in Outpatient Department at Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam.
  • Tools: Structured Knowledge Questionnaire was used to assess the effect of individualized medication education programme on knowledge and drug taking character among cardiac patient in Bishop Benziger Hospital

Results: The data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics on the basis of the hypotheses of the study. The findings of the study shows that there was a significant increase in mean posttest knowledge score of the sample (P <0.0001) regarding individualized medication education programme among cardiac patient in Bishop Benziger Hospital. The study results shows that mean posttest knowledge score of selected samples (13.98) was higher than the mean pretest score (9.28).The calculated value was greater than the table value at 0.0001 level of significance.


The findings of the study revealed that there was statistically significant difference in the knowledge of cardiac patients regarding drug taking character before and after the administration of the intervention in the selected samples. The present study indicated that there was a significant difference between mean pretest and posttest knowledge score regarding individualized medication education programme among cardiac patient in Bishop Benziger Hospital.


Coronary disease, life style modification

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