A study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Home Care Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy among mothers of affected children in Neurology Outpatient Department at Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai-08

Manimekala, K (2019) A study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Home Care Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy among mothers of affected children in Neurology Outpatient Department at Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai-08. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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INTRODUCTION: The child is a great gift to everyone that you will ever receive. Child health depends significantly on the parental care which starts from the time of pregnancy and throughout the life. So providing “good health” is most important on the part of the parenting for the children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a non progressive motor and posture dysfunction. it can affect whole body part of the body say diplopia, hemiplegic, focal paralysis etc. Cerebral palsy may occur due to maternal infection, anorexia, prolonged labor, damage to the motor centers in the brain during prenatal, intra natal and postnatal periods. In the family, mother plays an important role in caring for these children because she is the person who stays with the child all the time. If the mother is not an educated and trained to give care for these children, it will be difficult to take care for these children and to prevent further complications. TITLE: “A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding home care management of children with cerebral palsy among mothers of affected children in Neurology Outpatient Department at Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai 08.” OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the pre-test knowledge on home care management of cerebral palsy for the mothers of affected children in experimental and control group. 2. To compare the post-test level of knowledge score in experimental and control group. 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on home care management of cerebral palsy for the mothers of affected children. 4. To find association between the post-test knowledge on home care management of cerebral palsy for the mothers of affected children variables among experimental and control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out using a quantitative, true experimental design the randomized control trial method is an effective method to balance the confounding factors between the experimental and control groups. The total sample consists of 120 in numbers of which 60 samples belong to the Group-A (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) as an experimental group and 60 samples belongs to the Group-B (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday]as a control group. Using a multi stage sampling technique, two groups were selected through simple randomization (lottery) method and randomly assigned as experimental group and control group. The Neurology OPD and physiotherapy department were again randomized in each 10-12 mothers are selected using simple randomization (lottery) method to alleviate the bias. Samples were selected using a multi stage sampling with simple randomization. Preexisting knowledge was assessed for the mothers in both the groups using a structured questionnaire prepared by the investigator and validated by the nursing experts. Structured teaching programme on home care management of cerebral palsy for the mothers of affected children was given to the participants in experimental group using pamphlet, flex board and flash cards. control group was not provided with any intervention. post test was conducted in both the group after a week of intervention. RESULTS: The results show that in experiment group, on an average, in post-test after having structured teaching programme, the mean difference of knowledge gain score is in experiment group, none of them are having inadequate level of score, 20.00% of them are having moderate level and 80.00% are having adequate level of score. In control group, 56.67% of them are having inadequate level of score, 43.33% of them are having moderate level and none are having adequate level of score. Statistical significance was calculated using chi square test. The difference shows the effectiveness of structured teaching programme. There is a significant association between the knowledge gain score and the age, education, marital status, mode of delivery and previous experience of the participants. CONCLUSION: The study results showed that there is an effectiveness of structured teaching programme on home care management of cerebral palsy for the mothers of affected children. The pediatric nurses can develop an educative material on home care management of children with cerebral palsy for an effective comprehensive care. Hence the researcher was interested in assessing the knowledge and finding of the effectiveness of prepared educative material among the mothers of affected children regarding home care management of cerebral palsy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 301716253
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Home Care Management of Children, Cerebral Palsy, mothers.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2022 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2022 14:50
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/18891

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