A Study to assess the effectiveness of selected nursing measures of neonates with low birth weight babies at Government Head Quarter’s Hospital, Kanchipuram

Pradheesha, I (2016) A Study to assess the effectiveness of selected nursing measures of neonates with low birth weight babies at Government Head Quarter’s Hospital, Kanchipuram. Masters thesis, Padmasree College of Nursing, Walajabad.

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Abstract

NEED FOR THE STUDY: Birth weight is the single most important factor determining the survival chances of the newborn. Many of the newborn die during their first year of life. In India over 30 percentages of the infants are born with low birth weight. Nearly 75% of the neonatal deaths and 50% of infant’s death occurs among low birth weight baby. WHO (2014) published regarding low birth weight deaths in India reached 380,890 (4.29%) of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate is 27.79 per 100,000 of population ranks 16 in the world. WHO in 2012 , implemented a plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, which specified six global nutrition targets for 2025.this policy brief covers the child target: a 30% reduction of low birth weight. Low birth weight are immature, they need special nursing care. Nurses are front line care providers they are key persons involved with the care of the low birth weight neonates round the clock. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the health condition of neonate with low birth weight. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of nursing measures of neonate with low birth weight. 3. To correlate the demographic variables of neonates with low birth weight and the effectiveness of nursing measures. METHODOLOGY: Research design: descriptive evaluative research design. Study setting: government head quarters hospital, kanchipuram. Sampling technique: the sample was selected by convenient sampling technique (n=30). Study population: neonates with low birth weight babies. Study tool: proforma for demographic variables, ongoing assessment tool and observational checklist. Data collection procedure: Formal written permission was obtained from the joint director of government head quarters hospital, kanchipuram, and also from the neonatal intensive care unit. the collection was done by the investigator after the brief introduction to mother and rapport was established, consent was obtained from the neonates mother based on the initial assessment followed by selected nursing measures of neonates with low birth weight babies, five days care would be given to the neonates with low birth weight as followed by morning and evening care, and then the final evaluation was done. Analysis: Demographic variables were analyzed by using descriptive statistics like mean, standard deviation were analyzed by using inferential statistics like chi-square, paired ‘t’ test. RESULT: The result showed that the effectiveness of selected nursing measures of neonates with low birth weight babies was among 30 neonates on initial assessment day was in mild health deterioration 16 (53.3%) and severe health deterioration fourteen (46.7%) and 26 (86.7%) had normal health condition and four (13.3%) at mild health deterioration on the final evaluation day. The significant result was P < 0.05. This shows the net benefit of this study. CONCLUSION: Selected Nursing measures was effective for the low birth weight babies and thus reduces the risk for severity condition of babies and improve the health status of babies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No.301418351)
Uncontrolled Keywords: effectiveness ; selected nursing measures ; neonates ; low birth weight babies ; Government Head Quarter’s Hospital ; Kanchipuram.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 17:11
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 17:49
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10054

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