A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice of Self-care regarding Transmission, Prevention and Management of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Staff Nurses Working at SMHS Hospital Srinagar with a view to Develop an Information Booklet


  • Noorul Amin MSc Nursing Scholar, MMINSR, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9631-376X
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani MSc Nursing Scholar, MMINSR, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
  • Bilqis Yasmin Senior Tutor, MMINSR, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
  • Dilshada Wani Principal cum Professor, MMINSR, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India.


assess; knowledge; practice; self-care; pulmonary; tuberculosis.


Introduction: Pulmonary tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease with a high fatality rate. The goal of this study was to analyse staff nurses’ knowledge and self-care practices related to pulmonary tuberculosis transmission, prevention, and management.

Methodology: Staff nurses at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar were assessed for their knowledge and practice of self-care regarding transmission, prevention, and management of pulmonary tuberculosis using a quantitative research approach. We used a non-probability handy sampling strategy. A panel of experts validated the provided tool (structured knowledge questionnaire) and intervention (structured practise checklist). The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: The study found that 53.3 percent of staff nurses had strong knowledge, with the area of signs, symptoms, and diagnosis have the most knowledge. The knowledge score and demographic variables like professional qualification and working experience, as well as the self-care practice score and demographic variables like age and professional qualification, had a significant relationship. When it came to transmission, prevention, and management of pulmonary tuberculosis, the highest number of staff nurses practised mediocre self-care. A substantial positive association was discovered between knowledge and practice scores related to pulmonary TB self-care among staff nurses.

Conclusion: People can die from pulmonary TB. As a result, it is critical for staff nurses to have appropriate expertise in this field so that they can provide adequate assistance to the people.

How to cite this article:
Wani MR, Amin N, Yasmin B, Wani D. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice of Self-care regarding Transmission, Prevention and Management of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Staff Nurses Working at SMHS Hospital Srinagar with a view to Develop an Information Booklet. Ind J Holist Nurs. 2022;13(1):1-6.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2348.2133.202201

Author Biography

Noorul Amin , MSc Nursing Scholar, MMINSR, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Noorul Amin is working as Nursing Officer in the Department of Nursing Administration SKIMS Soura. He has completed his B.Sc Honours Nursing from University of Kashmir via Bibi Halima College of Nursing & Medical Technology in the year 2014 and secured Ist rank in the course. He has pursued his Nurse Internship from King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Saudi Arabia in the year 2013. Later on he pursued M.Sc Counselling & Family Therapy from IGNOU RC Srinagar in the year 2017 and is the only candidate who has completed the said course in that year. Presently he is refining his skills by pursuing his Postgraduation in Nursing [Community Health Nursing] since 2019 at Mader e Meharbaan Institute of Nursing Science & Research from SKIMS deemed University as an in-service candidate.

Noorul Amin has been continuously working in the field of Nursing both in private, public and government sectors. He has worked as visiting faculty for various Private Nursing and Paramedical institutes of Kashmir valley and impart education to nursing and paramedical students at various levels. He has worked as Staff Nurse in the Department of Gastroenterology, SMHS hospital, Srinagar. Later on he was appointed as Staff Nurse (Nursing officer) in SKIMS Soura and has been working in this premier health care institute since April 2015. He has worked as Consultant Quantity Assessor with City & Guilds Manipal Global for a period of three years from 2014 to 2017.

Noorul Amin is serving various organisations in the capacity of editor and resource person. He is working as editor in chief of two national journals of nursing and editor of 2 more nursing journals published by MAT journals. He is also working as editor in two international journals published by Journals Pub. Besides this he is the Member, Editor & Course Mentor at Centre for Continuing Nursing Excellence, Consortium e Learning Network. He is also working as editor in nursing journals of mantech publications. He is also one of the editorial board member of nursing journal at ADR Publications. He is also a Member of Association of Indian School Counsellors & Allied Professionals, Moolchand Medicity Lajpat Nagar New Delhi. Moreover he is also a registered Counsellor and lifetime member of Counsellor Council of India. Besides he is reviewer at some international journals particularly at Springfield publishers. He has near about 17 publications to his credit; most of them has been published in various journals of national and international repute. He has attended various conferences, workshops and seminars both at national and international level. He has attended a large number of online courses offered by World Health Organization on COVID 19 and by Department of Personnel and Training , Government of India. He has presented some papers at conferences as well. He is working as a practising Psychotherapist and Mental health Counselor at national level. His interests are Counselling, Mental Health, stress, anger and crisis management, Maternal and Child Health, Holistic Health care, elderly care, IEC activities so on.


Noorul Amin has also worked in the field of Counselling and family therapy. He used to provide Counselling and guidance to young people who uses to approach him in times of distress. He has served and successfully provided therapies for smoking cessation, depression, anxiety, panic disorder and much more. He used to provide first aid, being from Nursing background to stabilize a patient who needs referral. He has also worked with one educational consultancy for career counseling in Srinagar kashmir. He continuosly motivates candidates to pursue their higher education in Nursing after GNM and motivates other candidates with bachelors degree in Nursing and Paramedical sciences, to pursue Masters in Nursing and Paramedical sciences as career counselor. He remains available to people in this hard time of COVID 19 round the clock, 24×7.



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