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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 284) Last page : ( 287)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2015.00009.5

Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Knowledge regarding Nephrotic Syndrome and its Home Care Management among Parents of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome at selected Hospitals of Mysuru

Mrs. Mamatha M1,*, Mr. Chandrashekar M.2, Prof. Williams Sheela3

1II Year MSc Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore

2Asst. Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore

3Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore

*Corresponding Author Email: amma.manu114@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract

The Children of today are the resources of the future. Preservation of their lives will always be a priority. Healthy children become healthy adults. A chronic disease constitutes not only the major health problems on children but also the nation primary health problem. Today, Nephrotic syndrome is recognised as a common chronic illness in childhood. The quantity of parental information concerning symptoms and home management of Nephrotic syndrome disease recurrence is insufficient. Therefore upgrading parental awareness and knowledge through educational courses and providing comprehensive and necessary information concerning disease, signs and symptoms, and prevention of its complications can greatly improve the quality of the cares levels and to live healthy as well as productive life.

Objectives

1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding Nephrotic syndrome and its home care management among parents of children with Nephrotic syndrome before and after giving the information booklet.

2. To determine the effectiveness of information booklet on level of gain in knowledge regarding Nephrotic syndrome and its home care management among parents of children with Nephrotic syndrome.

3. To find the association of level of knowledge among parents of children with Nephrotic syndrome with their selected personal variables.

Methods

Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was adopted to accomplish the objectives of the study. A sample of 60 parents of children with nephrotic syndrome was selected by using purposive sampling technique. Initial knowledge of the parents on nephrotic syndrome and its homecare management was determined by administering knowledge questionnaire by structured interview schedule. A validated information booklet on nephrotic syndrome and its homecare management was given to the parents and its effectiveness was determined by post-test knowledge score.

Results

The results of the study revealed that the significance of difference between the mean pre test and mean post test knowledge scores which was statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test was found to be highly significant at 0.05 level of significance (t (59)= 25.381; p<0.05).

Conclusion

From the study findings, it is revealed that there was significant increase in the knowledge scores of the parents of children with nephrotic syndrome after administering information booklet. Therefore, it was concluded that information booklet was highly effective in improving the knowledge of parents regarding nephrotic syndrome and its home care management.

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Keywords

Nephrotic syndrome, Effectiveness, parents of children with nephrotic syndrome, Knowledge, Information booklet.

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