Effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on knowledge and attitude regarding homecare management of autistic children among caregivers at a selected setting

Sumina Elizabeth, Cherian (2014) Effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on knowledge and attitude regarding homecare management of autistic children among caregivers at a selected setting. Masters thesis, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

Aims and objective: To assess effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on knowledge and attitude regarding homecare management of Autistic children among caregivers. Methodology: A Pre- experimental one group pretest-post test design study was conducted at selected special schools of Kottayam District. The caregivers who satisfied the inclusion criteria were selected by convenient sampling technique. Selected nursing intervention comprising of lecture cum discussion, demonstration and pamphlet formed the intervention of the study. The pre and post test level of knowledge and attitude on homecare management of Autism was assessed by Structured knowledge questionnaire and b.vickers modified attitude scale respectively. Results: The findings of the study revealed that the pretest mean knowledge score was 4.22 with the SD of 3.05 and the post test mean score was 24.20 with the SD of 1.88. The calculated ‘t’ value,t =38.156 highly significant at p<0.001 level. The attitude score revealed that the pretest mean score was 36.47 with the SD of 2.90 and the post test mean score 113.83 with the SD of 7.31. The calculated ‘t’ value was t = 76.005. The correlation of knowledge and attitude showed r = 0.450 which was not significant at p<0.01.Conclusion: The study findings revealed that after the selected nursing interventions there was a significant improvement in knowledge and attitude regarding homecare management of Autistic children among caregivers. Thus selected nursing interventions was an effective intervention in improving knowledge and attitude of the caregivers on homecare management of Autistic children .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: selected nursing interventions ; knowledge ; attitude ; homecare management ; Autism.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 07:40
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 03:36
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1730

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