Effectiveness of Selected Interventions on Pediculosis Capitis Infestation among Children in Selected Orphanages, Salem

Jonny Flower, M (2011) Effectiveness of Selected Interventions on Pediculosis Capitis Infestation among Children in Selected Orphanages, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.

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Abstract

A Comparative study was done to evaluate the effectiveness of selected interventions on pediculosis capitis infestation among children at selected orphanages, Salem. Quasi experimental research design was used in this study. Sixty children with pediculosis capitis infestation were selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique in which 30 children from Nesakkarangal were assigned to experimental group-I for the intervention neem oil with vinegar-dipped combing and 30 children from House of Peace were assigned to experimental group-II for the intervention, medikar shampoo and combing. Findings revealed that majority of children, 19 (63.3%)in experimental group-I and 18 (60%) in experimental group-II were in the age group of 10-12 years. Fifteen children (50%) from experimental group-I and 20 children (66.6%) from experimental group-II were staying in a room with more than 6 members. According to the severity of pediculosis capitis infestation in the experimental group-I, the pre-test mean score was 5.83 ± 0.99, whereas in experimental group-II, the pre-test mean score was 6.43 ± 1.17. However, in the experimental group-I, the post-test mean score was 2.57 ± 0.82, whereas in experimental group-II, post-test mean score was 4.37 ± 1.33. The independent‘t’ value was 6.94 which was highly significant at p < 0.001 level revealing that neem oil with vinegar was more effective on pediculosis capitis infestation than medikar shampoo. There was a significant association between the demographic variable frequency of hair wash in experimental group-I and product used for hair wash in experimental group-II with the severity of pediculosis capitis infestation. This study will help the nurses to teach, train and make the children and their caregivers to reduce the pediculosis infestation with alternative medicines.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 30099412
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Selected Interventions, Pediculosis Capitis Infestation, Children, Selected Orphanages, Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 19:23
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 03:34
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12907

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