Effectiveness of Nursing Care among People with Malaria at Primary Health Centre, Acharapakkam

Sathiavathy, P (2010) Effectiveness of Nursing Care among People with Malaria at Primary Health Centre, Acharapakkam. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.


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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of selective nursing intervention among people with malaria by using the assessment rating scale before and after the nursing intervention in Acharapakkam, Kancheepuram district. Evaluative research design was used for this study. Individualized nursing care was provided to people those who met the inclusion criteria. The conceptual framework was based upon J.W.Kenny’s Open system model. The instrument used for data collection was rating scale for assessment of people with malaria used for both the assessment and evaluation. A convenient sampling method was used to select the samples for the study. A sample of 30 people with malaria was selected. Descriptive statistics – frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics – sign test and correlation were used to analyze the data and to test the study hypothesis. Ongoing assessment was done with the rating scale prepared to analyze the health condition of the people with malaria and the standard nursing care plan was prepared to render care like monitoring vital signs, application of cold sponging, promote rest and comfort, maintenance of nutritional status, treatment of anemia and health education regarding prevention and control measures. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: The statistical analysis shows that during the assessment day the mean value was 24.73 and the standard deviation was 3.37. On the evaluation day the mean value was 12.80 and standard deviation was 2.47 which reveal that the nursing care was effective. So it was concluded that there exists a positive relationship and significant improvement in the health status of the people with malaria. IMPLICATIONS: Nursing care is the core of any disease. Holistic nursing care for people focus on helping the individual, family and community to achieve the optimal health. 1. The present study can help nurses to enrich their knowledge on preventive and control measures. 2. Understanding the health needs of clients with malaria may help nurses to plan and provide appropriate nursing care to the people. 3. The present study may help to draw attention of nurses to provide quality of care. NURSING SERVICE: Nursing personnel can assist, and educate the people affected with malaria and create awareness on preventive and control measures. Based on the individual basis, early deduction can be done. The nursing personnel should have enough knowledge about care of the people with malaria and they should be keen observer to meet their needs. Health education and counseling should be given to the general public on early and prompt treatment of the disease. NURSING EDUCATION: Findings of the study have some implications for nursing education. Nursing student should be taught about the care of the people with malaria especially children, the selective and special nursing intervention to the children and to their family members. In the nursing curriculum, more importance should be given to malaria, as it is concerned with one of the important communicable disease, even though malaria eradication programmes are carried out. NURSING ADMINISTRATION: People at the administration position can make necessary policies. Administration can also organize in-service education programmes. Preventive and protective measures should be strengthened and measures can be taken up by the community members. NURSING RESEARCH: There is a need for extensive research in this area, especially the selective nursing intervention. Because of less concentration on malaria, people have inadequate awareness about the prevention and treatment measures. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the findings of the study the investigator proposed the following recommendations. 1. The study can be done in large samples. 2. The study can be conducted in urban area. 3. A comparative study can be done between the rural and urban people. 4. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding various aspects of treatment can be studied.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Nursing Care, People, Malaria, Primary Health Centre, Acharapakkam.
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 17:33
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 17:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12998

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