International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part A (2018)
A study to determine the effectiveness of Computer assisted instruction on knowledge of caregivers of post renal transplantation patients
V Rupa Saritha Reddy and V Jayanthi
Background: Kidney transplantation has become the treatment of choice for most patients with end-stage renal disease. During the past 40 years, more than 380,000 kidney transplantations have been performed worldwide, and more than 174,000 have been performed in the United States. This number includes over 10,000 kidney-pancreas transplantations. In January 2017 there were almost 54,000 persons on the waiting list for kidney. Patients choose kidney transplantation for various reasons, such as the desire to avoid dialysis or to improve their sense of well-being and the wish to lead a A growing number of patients with chronic kidney disease rely on non professional healthcare providers, such as family and friends, to manage their long term condition throughout the trajectory of chronic kidney disease. These informal caregivers can experience stress, depression, lack of confidence and poor quality of life. Yet, the needs of caregivers are often neglected and under-prioritized. The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at providing support to caregivers of people with chronic kidney disease Objectives: 1. to assess the existing knowledge and attitude of caregivers of renal disorder patients on renal transplantation. 2. To assess the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction on knowledge and attitude of caregivers of renal disorder patients on renal transplantation. 3. To correlate the knowledge and attitude of caregivers of renal disorder patients on renal transplantation. 4. To find the association between knowledge scores of caregivers of renal disorder patients on renal transplantation with selected demographic variables. Design: One group pre-test post-test Quasi-experimental design was selected for the study. Subjects: The participants were 40 caregivers from Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore. Method: A purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples for study. Data collection tool: A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the subjects. Data analysis: The obtained data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. Results: The focus of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction on knowledge and attitude of caregiver’s renal disorder patients regarding renal transplantation. Conclusion: In the pre-test 87.5% of the respondents had moderate knowledge where as in the post-test all the subjects (100%) had improved their knowledge. The study findings indicated that structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge of caregivers regarding first human-to-human kidney transplantation.
How to cite this article:
V Rupa Saritha Reddy and V Jayanthi. A study to determine the effectiveness of Computer assisted instruction on knowledge of caregivers of post renal transplantation patients. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(11): 28-30.