Objective: To know the patients’ attitude regarding preserving records: pre- and postcounseling.
Materials and methods: A questionnaire was administered to all the subjects, and data were assessed by applying statistical test. The health education awareness is regularly carried out in outpatient department (OPD) and inpatient department (IPD) by various audiovisual aids.
Setting: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the patients from OPD and IPD of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Results: Out of 998 patients studied, 421 (42.2%) of them were preserving record and 577 (57.8%) did not. After counseling both groups who were preserving and not preserving the records, a remarkable change was observed, i.e., 800 (80.2%) patients from OPD and IPD started preserving their records in a positive way and were bringing at the time of consultation.
Conclusion: With the sustained and regular health education/ motivation, the patients realized the importance of record keeping.
Keywords: Counseling, Health awareness, Health education, Health motivation, Health records.
How to cite this article: Tiwari VK, Kumar A, Agarwal A, Joshi HS, Upadhyay D, Bansal P. Impact of Health Education in Perception of Patients regarding Storage of Health Records among Patients attending Tertiary Care Hospital, Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2016;1(4):151-157.
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Conflict of interest: None