Effectiveness of Information Booklet about Incubator Care among Staff Nurses Working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Om Sakthi Hospital, Dharmapuri

Devika, V (2019) Effectiveness of Information Booklet about Incubator Care among Staff Nurses Working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Om Sakthi Hospital, Dharmapuri. Masters thesis, Om Sakthi College of Nursing, Dharmapuri.

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Abstract

The survival of new born babies depends upon the availability of specially trained nurses. Intensive care has created the need for highly skilled personnel trained in the art of neonatal intensive care. STATEMENT OF THE STUDY: “A study to evaluate the effectiveness of information booklet about incubator care among staff nurses working in neonatal intensive care unit”. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the knowledge of staff nurses working NICU regarding incubator care. 2. To find out association between demographic variables with knowledge scores of staff nurses working in NICU regarding incubator care. 3. To develop and distribute information booklet regarding incubator care. The research design adopted for this study was a Non experimental descriptive design. There were 50 samples of staff nurses. Samples were selected using purposive sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. The knowledge questionnaire consisted of 35 regarding the incubator care. The content validity was obtained from the 5 experts in the field of child health nursing and obstetrics and gynaecological nursing department. The reliability of the tool was calculated by doing test-retest method (r=0.86). Nearly 20 million premature and low birth weight infants are born each year in developing countries, 4 million die within their first month these deaths occur due to the unavailability or unreliability of traditional incubators. Moreover, although telemedicine is helpful in rural areas, the shortage of health care provide. A study to evaluate the effectiveness on information booklet about incubator care among Staff nurses working in Neonatal intensive care unit. Quantitative approach, Experimentental research design was used. The samples 50 staff nurse who met the inclusion criteria were selected by using convenience sampling technique. The pre test and post test level of knowledge was assessed using structured questionnaire. In present study shows that knowledge scores of staff nurses regarding incubator care had inadequate knowledge (60%), and moderate knowledge (16%), and adequate knowledge (24%). There will be a significant association between years of experience in NICU and knowledge score (p<0.05) and there was no significant association between age in years, educational qualification, Marital status, source of information, and knowledge score (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment” • The present study highlights that majority (50%) of staff nurses were in the age group of 20-29 years, (30%) of them were in the age group of 30-39 years, (18%) them were in the age group between 40-49 years, (2%) were found to be the age group 50 years and above. • The majority (40%) of staff nurses were in B.Sc., nursing and, (30%) of nurses were in GNM, (20%) of nurses in ANM and (10%) of nurses in Trained nurse. • The majority (54%) of staff nurses had married and, (40%) of nurses are single, (6%) of nurses are divorced and none of the had widowed. • The majority (40%) of staff nurses have 1-3 years experience, (30%) of nurses have 3-6 years experience, and (20%) of nurses have 6-9 years of experience, (10%) of nurses had 9 and above experience. • The most of the staff nurses (40%) got from experience, and (24%) of staff nurses had from during nursing care, (10%) of nurses had from hospital manual, (6%) of nurses got from physician. In present study shows that 60% had inadequate knowledge, 16% staff nurses had moderately adequate knowledge and 24%had adequate knowledge. So it indicates staff nurses having less knowledge towards incubator care. The study concluded that a information booklet will help to improve the knowledge of NICU nurses and will enable the nurses to provide highly specialized care.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 301718501
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Information Booklet, Incubator Care, Staff Nurses Working, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Om Sakthi Hospital, Dharmapuri.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2022 12:29
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2022 12:29
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/18881

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