Preoperative education is to not only prepare the child for their surgery, but also to reduce the risk of post-operative complications from occurring.
Objectives: To Assess and compare the post operative outcomes of the children undergoing surgery after administration of predesigned instructions in comparison and experimental group, and to find out the association of post operative outcomes with selected variables in comparison and experimental group.
Design: Quasi-Experimental research design “Non equivalent control group post test - only design was used.
Participants: Data was collected from 30 caregivers of children undergoing surgery (15 in each group) by convenience sampling technique.
Setting: Pediatric Surgical ward of Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana. Respiratory assessment scale & wound assessment scale were used to collect data.
Result: The mean post operative respiratory score of children was comparatively less in the experimental group (day 1- 6.47±0.91 & day 4 - 6.40 ±0.63) as compared to the comparison group (day 1- 6.93±1.58 & day 4 - 6.47 ±0.74) and the mean wound status score in experimental group (day 3- 7.80±1.52) whereas in comparison group (day 3 - 8.20±2.21) was found to be non significant at 0.05 level of significance. Significant association of post operative respiratory status and wound status of children with selected demographic variables.
Conclusion: Predesigned Instructions were effective for Caregivers of Children Undergoing Surgery in improving post operative outcomes of children and caregivers.