International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part G (2017)
A study to assess the effectiveness of individualized teaching programme on practices of caregivers regarding care of pressure points in immobilized patients admitted in selected hospital
Immobility refers to the inability to move freely. The bed ridden patient faces various problems which include depression, nervousness, and poor hygiene and bed sore. The family care givers knowledge and practice regarding management of immobilized patient will enhance the quality of life of patient. The aim of study was to Assess the Effectiveness of Individualized Teaching Programme On practices of Caregivers Regarding Care of Pressure Points in Immobilized Patients Admitted in Selected Hospital was conducted by Payal Saini towards the partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of science in nursing at M.M.College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala during the year 2014-2016. The objectives of the study were to assess and compare the practices of caregivers regarding care of pressure points in immobilized patients in experimental and control group before and after administration of individualized teaching programme; to determine the association of care giver’s practices regarding care of pressure points in immobilized patients with selected variables in experimental and control group. Material and methods: the research approach adopted for the study was “Quantitative research approach using quasi experimental, non-equivalent control group pre-test and post-test design. The study was conducted at MIMIMSR & Hospital, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana. The data was obtained from the 60 caregiver’s of immobilized patients admitted in the orthopaedic ward (30 caregivers in control group and 30 caregivers were put in experimental group).sample was selected by the purposive sampling technique. Sociodemographic Performa and observational checklist tools were used to assess the practices of Caregivers Regarding Care of Pressure Points in Immobilized Patients. Teaching plan was administered on subjects in the experimental group. The data was analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS version 20.0 and p value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant for the study. A result of study was Post test caregiver’s practices score was significantly higher in experimental group than control group. On day 1st , in experimental group, the pre-test mean practices score was 2.50±1.35 was subsequently increase upto 45.17±1.66 on day 5th (post-test 3). The differences among practices score was found to be statistically significant as evaluated by repeated measures ANOVA (p<0.005). Conclusion is that Individualized teaching programme was effective to improving the practices of caregivers regarding care of pressure point in immobilized patients.
How to cite this article:
Payal Saini, Manpreet Sharma, Gurvinder Kaur. A study to assess the effectiveness of individualized teaching programme on practices of caregivers regarding care of pressure points in immobilized patients admitted in selected hospital. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(4):457-461.