Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 10, Issue 3, p.56-60 (2019)

URL:

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=10&issue=3&article=011

Abstract:

Introduction

The effects of Spinal Cord Injury are variable and may be permanent; there is currently no cure, emphasizing the need for effective management to prevent potential complications. A Pre experimental study was conducted on the effectiveness of planned educational intervention on knowledge and skills in home care management among care givers of patients with spinal cord injury in selected wards, AIMS, Kochi.

Purpose

The Objectives of the study were to 1) compare the knowledge of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury before and after the administration of a planned educational intervention, 2) assess the skill of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury after the administration of a planned educational intervention, 3) find the association between the knowledge and skills in home care management among care givers of patients with spinal cord injury and selected demographic variables.

Materials and Method

The research approach was quantitative research approach and the research design was pre experimental one group before-after design. The study was done on 30 caregivers of patients with Spinal Cord Injury in selected wards, AIMS, Kochi. The sampling technique used was convenience sampling.

Results

The mean pretest knowledge score of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury was 12.20, while mean post test knowledge score was 30. A significant improvement in the post test knowledge scores were noted at 0.001% level of significance(t=34.61). Post test skill score shows 90% of subjects achieved a grade of good in areas like mouth care, skin care, NG tube feeding, and ROM exercise. 93.3% of subjects achieved grade of good in area like catheter care.

Conclusion

The study concludes that the planned educational intervention on home care management were effective in improving knowledge and skills of caregivers of patients with spinal cord injury.

Cite this Research Publication

J. Kanmani, Laly, K. G., and Nila, K. M., “The Effectiveness of Planned Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Skills in Home Care Management among Care Givers of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 56-60, 2019.