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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 344) Last page : ( 346)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00080.5

Effect of An Information Booklet on Practice of Caregivers regarding care of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome in selected Hospitals of Mumbai

Verma Chhameshwari*

Nursing Tutor, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492099, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chhaya8385@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

Background of the study: Renal disease which is most commonly seen in children is nephrotic syndrome. In pediatrics the most common form is primarily minimal change nephrotic syndrome. As this disease is responsible for frequent hospitalization, responsibility of parents and health care professionals is increased. Parents are responsible for overall care of children so it is necessary to have knowledge regarding measures to be taken for providing adequate care to children and strict adherence to therapeutic regimen. They should have some ready reference material to collect proper information and instructions about how to go forward to maintain their child's health.2, 7 Aims: Effect of an information booklet on practice of caregivers regarding care of children with nephrotic syndrome in selected hospitals of Mumbai. Methodology: A descriptive evaluative approach was used. One group pre-test and post-test research design was adopted. A non probability convenience sampling technique was used and 30 sample from selected hospitals of Mumbai were selected. An information booklet was developed and administered. For assessing practice of sample observation checklist was used and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: Overall improvement in for practice was increased from 42% in pre test to 71% in post test. for post-test practice scores computed SD (standard deviation) was 2.85 and calculated ‘t’ value was 15.74 which proved that information booklet was effective in improvement of practices of sample. Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that there was significant improvement in practice of caregivers regarding care of children with nephrotic syndrome after administration of information booklet.

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Keywords

Information Booklet, Practice, Nephrotic Syndrome.

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