Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Scientific Research (2015)

Abstract:

Introduction: Spina bifida is a lifelong condition that is not curable. Some children born with spina bifida will require intensive treatment throughout their lives due to the range of complications associated with the defect. Methods: The approach used was quantitative approach using quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design, conducted among 25 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non-probability total enumeration sampling technique. Findings: Regarding homecare management of spina bifida, in the pretest 13(52%) had average knowledge, two (8%) had good knowledge, and 10(40%) had poor knowledge, and after the parent-centered education, post-test knowledge score showed that 20(80%) had good knowledge and five (20%) had average knowledge. Conclusion: The study depicts the need and importance of implementing various interventions for parents / children with chronic illness, as it would help improve knowledge, follow healthy practices and build up a healthy generation

Cite this Research Publication

Kanmani J and Jacob, W., “Effectiveness of Parent Centered Education on Knowledge Regarding Home Care Management of Children with Spina Bifida”, International Journal of Scientific Research, 2015.