Effectiveness of oral hygiene on dry mouth among nasogastric tube children in pediatrics ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

Selvarajan, O (2017) Effectiveness of oral hygiene on dry mouth among nasogastric tube children in pediatrics ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the level of dry mouth among nasogastric tube children in Pediatric ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of oral hygiene on dry mouth among nasogastric tube children in Pediatric ward at Government Rajaji Hospital and, 3. To associate level of dry mouth among nasogastric tube children with their selected socio demographic variables. HYPOTHESES: H1: There is a significant difference between the pre test and post test level of dry mouth among nasogastric tube children. H2: There is a significant association between the level of dry mouth with their selected sociodemographic variables. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: Modified Orem’s Self Care Theory (1991). METHODOLOGY: Quantitative approach – Pre experimental-One group pre test post test design. Sample size was 40, selected by Consecutive sampling technique. Modified Beck’s oral assessment Scale was used to assess pre test level of dry mouth. Oral hygiene was provided three time daily for 3 consecutive days. On the fourth day post test was done by using the same tool. RESULTS: The result revealed that there was a significant reduction in the level of dry mouth after intervention, which was confirmed by paired ‘t’ test. The ‘t’ value is 23.98, P value at < 0.001 level of highly significance. CONCLUSION: This study statistically proved that Oral hygiene was very effective in reducing the dry mouth among nasogastric tube children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No.301517054)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; oral hygiene ; dry mouth ; nasogastric tube children ; pediatrics ward ; Government Rajaji Hospital ; Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 18:15
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 18:15
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10062

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