Evaluation of Tracheostomy Care Self-Care Knowledge Among Adult Patients with Permanent Tracheostomy

Knowledge among Patients with Permanent Tracheostomy


  • Ghulam Rasool Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Adnan yaqoob Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hajra Sarwar Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan




Tracheostomy, Intervention, Self-Care, Home Care, Level of Anxiety


Tracheostomy is a major surgery, to create an opening to provide airway patency at the 3rd or 4th cartilage ring in the anterior wall of the trachea. Tracheostomy has been considered the best life-saving procedure. Objective: To determine the impact of tracheostomy care intervention on self-care and assess level of anxiety. Methods: A crass sectional study was conducted on 34 patient’s takins from ENT and Patients age limit between 18 to 50 years, educational status was primary, metric and above, OPD patients, inpatients were included. Data were gathered using a standardized questionnaire on the evaluation of tracheostomy self-care. The SPSS version used to enter and evaluate the data. 21.0. The Chi-square test was used to determine whether there was a significant relationship between the patients; a p-value of 0.05 was deemed significant. Results: Total 34 participants enrolled in current study. 37.1% were 41 -50 years old. 60% of participant’s were male. Majority (76.4%) of the patients have poor self-care knowledge regarding tracheostomy care. Only 14.7% patients gave good self-care knowledge. majority of participant’s responses haven poor self-care. The older patients 41 to 50 years, female and primary education patients have poor self-care knowledge.  Conclusions: After tracheostomy procedure it is very important to maintain self-care and avoid to infection. It is concluded from this study that self-care not good on their evaluation, education intervention to enhance on self-care and reduced the level of anxiety for patients with tracheostomy at home.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i01.527
Published: 2023-01-31

How to Cite

Rasool, G. ., Adnan yaqoob, M. ., & Sarwar, H. . (2023). Evaluation of Tracheostomy Care Self-Care Knowledge Among Adult Patients with Permanent Tracheostomy: Knowledge among Patients with Permanent Tracheostomy. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(01), 202–205. https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v4i01.527



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