A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Informal Information on Mothers Participation in the Management and Outcome of IV Infusion Therapy, While Children Receive IV Therapy in a Selected Hospital at Coimbatore

Chithra, P (2010) A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Informal Information on Mothers Participation in the Management and Outcome of IV Infusion Therapy, While Children Receive IV Therapy in a Selected Hospital at Coimbatore. Masters thesis, RVS College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: “A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Informal Information on Mothers Participation in the Management and Outcome of IV infusion therapy, while Children receive IV therapy in a Selected Hospital at Coimbatore”. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to determine whether information given informally to mothers regarding intravenous therapy make any difference in their participation in the management and outcome of IV therapy when the child is on Intravenous Infusion therapy. A quasi-experimental post tests only two-group design was used. The conceptual framework of this study was based on Von Bertalanffy- General system theory model. A convenient sample of 30 mothers with children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years and receiving IV infusion therapy were selected and randomly assigned to the experimental and control group (15 each). The tools used were, an interview schedule to collect the demographic data and two observational check-lists to observe the participation of mothers in carrying out activities and outcome of IV therapy. After starting the IV infusion therapy for children, the mothers of the experimental group were given informal information about the IV therapy and its management for about 15 to 20 minutes, followed by observation of mother’s activities, every hourly 10- 15 minutes for 5 hours a day for 2 days. Similarly observation and recording were done in control group with out information to the mothers. At the end of second day the experimental group mothers were interviewed to collect their views on the information given. The over all participation in all the three aspects of IV (support to their child, maintenance of IV fluid, prevention of contamination) among the experimental group (100%) was at a high level, whereas in control group all the mothers (100%) participated at a moderate level. In the three outcome of IV therapy, the experimental group mothers showed good outcome in managing IV flow (100%), IV site (80%), and child’s behavior (73.33%). The control group mothers showed poor outcome in managing IV flow (100%) and good outcome for IV site (26.66%), and child’s behavior (6.66%). The overall outcome was good in experimental group (100%) and fair outcome (20%) and poor outcome (80%). The experimental group mothers participated in all the three aspects of IV therapy was at a high level (mean score 10.33) compared to control group (mean score 3.66) with a statistical significance of, t= 13.11, df=28, P=0.01 for the support to their child, t= 20.6, df=28, P=0.01 for the maintenance of IV fluid, t= 16.58, df=28, P=0.01 in preventing contamination. All the experimental group mothers (100%) reported that, information given was very much useful and it helped to participate in the care of the child and to have a positive feeling. The study concluded that informal information on management of IV therapy helped the mothers to participate in the management of IV therapy and take care of the child with understanding and with confidence and satisfaction. The outcome in maintaining the IV flow, care of IV site and child’s behavior was good in the experimental group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 30084611
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Informal Information, Mothers Participation, Management, Outcome of IV Infusion Therapy, Children Receive IV Therapy, Selected Hospital, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2020 08:11
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 08:11
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12918

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