Effectiveness of Nursing Care on Children with Broncho Pneumonia

Gnanasoundari, S (2010) Effectiveness of Nursing Care on Children with Broncho Pneumonia. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.


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The purpose of the study was to evaluate effectiveness of selective nursing intervention among children with broncho pneumonia by using the assessment rating scale before and after the nursing intervention in pediatric ward at Melmaruvathur Adiparaskhi Institute of Medical Science and Research, Melmaruvathur. Evaluative research design was used for this study. The conceptual frame work was based upon Modified Orlando’s theory of the deliberative nursing process model. The instrument used for data collection was rating scale for assessment of children with broncho pneumonia which is used for pretest and post test. A simple random sampling method was used to select the samples for the study. A sample of 30 children with bronchopneumonia were selected descriptive statistics -frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, inferential statistics- paired ‘t’ –test and correlation were used to analyze the data and to test the study hypothesis. The study findings are summarized below: 1. Most of the children (70%) belong to the age group 0-3 years and the male child ratio (60%) is higher than the female child. 2. The immunization status was 87%. 3. Most of the children (93%) were born in institution (hospitals PHC, by instrumental delivery (20%) 4. The birth weight ranges below2.5kg for (40%) children, with presence of family history of pneumonia 27% 5. The selective nursing intervention like maintaining thermoregulation, promoting rest and comfort, providing steam inhalation, prevention of infection by using barrier technique ,maintenance of hydration, maintenance of nutritional status, administration of medications, sputum disposal and health education on dietary management, follow up and prevention of complications. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nursing personnel can assist, and educate the child with bronchopneumonia and the family. Based on the individual basis, early deduction can be done. The nursing personnel can assist, and educate the child with broncho pneumonia and to their family members. Health education, counseling should be given to the general public on safe water and early and prompt treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract infections. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING EDUCATION: Findings of the study have some implications for nursing education. Nursing student should be taught about the care of the children especially, the selective and special nursing intervention to the children and to their family members. In the nursing curriculum, more importance should be given to bronchopneumonia, as it is concerned with one of the main system, the respiratory system and also interferes with the child’s normal development. The student can be exposed to the cerebral palsy clinic for their effective nursing practice and continuation of nursing care, so that they will get adequate knowledge in the practical area about bronchopneumonia. If the students come across the children with bronchopneumonia in the community they can do home visit, health educate their parents regarding the care of broncho Pneumonia. IMPLICATION FOR NURSING RESEARCH: There is a need for extensive research in this area, especially the selective nursing intervention. Because of less concentration on broncho pneumonia. People may have inadequate awareness about bronchopneumonia care. So, a further research can be preceded on the nursing care management as a longitudinal study related to the role of the parents and the role of health workers who are involving them in taking care of these children. Different types of research can be done on the same bronchopneumonia. The findings of this study will help in evaluating and extending the selective nursing intervention in a more effective manner in the field of care among children with bronchopneumonia. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the findings of the study the investigator proposed the following recommendations. 1. The similar study can be conducted with a post test after one month, six months and one year interval to evaluate the nursing care effectiveness and follow up. 2. The study can be conducted to find out the factors responsible for causing broncho pneumonia. 3. A study can be conducted regarding the impact of bronchopneumonia families, coping styles, and other related variables such as employed parents, child with one or more associated disorders. 4. The coping strategies of parents related to perceptions, and attitudes towards children with broncho pneumonia scan be studied. It will help in restructuring the negative attitudes of parents by guidance and counseling programme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Nursing Care, Children, Broncho Pneumonia.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 17:39
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 07:37
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12874

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