International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Nature, cause & management strategies of respiratory complication in northern regions (Rajshahi) of Bangladesh: A cross-sectional health survey


GM Masud Parvez, Sanowar Hossain, Sabiha Akter, Moniruzzaman, Shahriar Nur, Al-Amin, Razia Sultana, Ashik Mosaddik

A cross-sectional health survey was conducted in Rajshahi of Bangladesh regarding respiratory disease. The objective of the study was to identify the nature, cause and management strategies of respiratory complication. The data was collected from 170 patients among them 76.47% are male and 23.53% are female. Among those of surveyed patients 46% are smoking regularly and most of them (71%) are smoking 1-3 times/day. The patients are affected from surrounding environment and 58.82% patients are affected by passive smoking, 56.47% affected by fume emitted from cooking and 77.06% inhaling dust particles. About 51.76% patients have family history of allergy, 24.71% has food allergy, and 58.24% has discomfort to fog and smoke. The patients are suffering mainly from chronic bronchitis 51.76% and asthma 41.18%. The patients are facing various complications like cough 92.94%, phlegm 38.24%, chest tightness 50%, wheezing 29.41%, itchy 28.24%, runny nose 18.24%, red and watery eye 15.29% and mucous membrane irritation 8.24%. The patients conducted chest X ray 58.24%, lung function test only 0.59% and 11.18% conducted both of them while 30% patient does not conduct any diagnostic test. Patient perception data about their environment shows fully satisfaction 22.94%, partially satisfaction 54.71% and dissatisfaction 21.18%.
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