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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 456) Last page : ( 464)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00084.3

The knowledge of care givers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children

Mr. Chacko Richie*

Lecturer, Department of Paediatric Nursing, College of Medical & Health Sciences, Wollega University, Nekemte, P.O. Box 395, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author's Email: richiecccare4u@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. It is thought to be one of the oldest medical procedures in human history. Worldwide figures suggested that 30% of males have been circumcised1. Most healthcare professionals now agree that the risks associated with routine circumcision are haemorrhage, redness, swelling, urinary retention, etc.. Children under 5 years of age are the major victims of the complications and a majority of the complications after a routine circumcision can be prevented by timely implementation of appropriate cost effective public health interventions. This study's core aim was to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge of care givers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children in selected hospitals of Udupi district, Karnataka.

Objectives

Objectives of the study are to assess the pre-test knowledge score of the caregivers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children, to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on prevention of complication of circumcision among children and to find out the association of pre-test knowledge score of caregivers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children with selected demographic variables.

Design

A pre experimental evaluatory study was conducted using one group pre-test-post-test research design.

Data Source

The samples were care givers of children of selected Hospitals by using purposive sampling technique.

Review Method

Data was collected using structured knowledge questionnaire.

Results

The collected data was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. The pre-test knowledge score ranged between 6–18 with the mean 10.56, whereas the post-test score ranged between 11–25 with the mean of 20.4. The result showed significant difference suggesting that planned teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of caregivers (t29=30.40) regarding prevention of selected communicable diseases among under five children.

Interpretation and conclusion

The study findings revealed that planned teaching programme is effective in increasing knowledge of care givers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children in selected hospitals of Udupi district, Karnataka. There was one significant association between pre-test levels of knowledge with selected demographic variable, i.e. occupation. After the administration of planned teaching programme to caregivers regarding prevention of complication of circumcision among children, the caregivers gained adequate knowledge about prevention of complication of circumcision among children and gained awareness regarding introduction, definition, aetiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, management, prevention and complications of circumcision and the caregivers can apply this knowledge in day-to-day life.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, planned teaching programme, knowledge, circumcision, caregivers.

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