Efficacy of Clinical Pathway for Acute Gastro Enteritis upon the Knowledge and Practice of Nurses and Children’s Outcome

Nirmala, C (2012) Efficacy of Clinical Pathway for Acute Gastro Enteritis upon the Knowledge and Practice of Nurses and Children’s Outcome. Masters thesis, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Efficacy of Clinical Pathway for Acute Gastro Enteritis Upon the Knowledge and Practice of Nurses and Children’s Outcome at Apollo Children Hospitals, Chennai. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the pretest and post test knowledge and practice of nurses regarding clinical pathway for children with Acute gastro enteritis. 2. To assess the clinical oucome in control and study group of children with acute gastro enteritis. 3. To evaluate the efficacy of clinical pathway by comparing the pre and post test level of knowledge and practice of nurses regarding clinical pathway for children with acute gastro enteritis. 4. To compare the clinical outcome in control and study group of children with acute gastro enteritis. 5. To compare the level of parental satisfaction in control and study group of children with acute gastroenteritis. 6. To determine the association between the selected demographic variables of nurses and their pre and post test level of knowledge and practice regarding clinical pathway for children with acute gastro enteritis.. 7. To determine the association between selected demographic variables of control and study group of children with acute gastro enteritis and their outcome. 8. To determine the association between selected clinical variables of control and study group of children with acute gastro enteritis and their outcome. The conceptual framework for the study was developed on the basis of Weidenbach’s Theory of helping art of clinical nursing(1964) A one group pre-test and post-test, which is Quasi-experimental design one group pre test and post test design in nature, was adopted for conducting the study. The present study was conducted at Apollo children Hospital, Chennai among nurses who take care of children with acute gastro enteritis and children admitted with acute gastro enteritis. The study sample size for the present study was 20 nurses who were selected by purposive sampling technique and 60 children with acute gastro enteritis who were selected by convenience sampling technique. The conceptual framework for the study was developed on the basis of weidenbach’s theory of helping art of clinical nursing. In this study, Quasi-experimental research design was adopted. Since there were limited number of nurses available, one group pre and post test design was adopted for the nurses. The present study was conducted at Apollo Children Hospital, Chennai among nurses who take care of children with Acute gastro enteritis and children admitted with acute gastro enteritis. The study sample size for the present study was 20 nurses and 60 children with Acute gastroenteritis who were selected by purposive sampling technique. An extensive review of literature and guidance by experts laid the foundation to the development of the tools for the study. The investigator used the demographic variables of nurses, demographic variable proforma for child, clinical variable proforma to obtain the baseline data. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of nurses, practice checklist to identify whether the children were receiving the appropriate care, rating scale to assess the level of parental satisfaction and checklist to assess the neonatal outcome. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. After the pilot study, the data for the main study was collected. MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY:

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficacy, Clinical Pathway, Acute Gastro Enteritis, Knowledge, Practice, Nurses and Children’s Outcome.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 18:52
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 18:52
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12891

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