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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 145) Last page : ( 148)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00030.9

A Study to assess the effectiveness of Oxygen Aided Nebulization Therapy on the Respiratory status among the Children with respiratory difficulty in Selected Hospitals of Punjab

Ms. Kumari Sonu1, Mr. Garg Sunil Kumar2,*, Dr. Gupta Harshavardhan3

1Staff Nurse, M. Sc. (Paediatric Nursing) GGSMCH, Faridkot, Punjab

2Associate Professor, M. Sc. (Paediatric Nursing) SINPMS, Badal, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

3Associate Professor, M.D. Paediatrics, GGSMCH, Faridkot, Punjab

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sunilkrgarg@rediffmail.com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

A child constitutes the most priority and vulnerable group in terms of survival, growth, and development. Respiratory status is crucial for maintaining the quality of life. Respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death among children. The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of oxygen aided nebulization to bring significant change in respiratory status among children with respiratory difficulty in selected hospitals of Punjab. A quantitative research approach, quasi experimental non-randomized control group design was used for the present study. 120 children diagnosed with mild or moderate respiratory problems were selected by using purposive sampling technique at GGSMCH, Faridkot and Women and Children Hospital, Bathinda. The study results revealed that there is statistically significant difference (unpaired t test 3.71) in the post interventional mean PSI score in the experimental group (2.05 ± 0.92) and control group (2.65 ± 0.84) at 0.05 level of significance. The result also depicts that there is statistically significant difference in the level of respiratory status in experimental and control group as calculated by chi square test (6.98) at 0.05 level of significance. This study concluded that there is statistically significant difference in the post interventional respiratory status between control and experimental group at the 0.05 level of significance. It was concluded that oxygen aided nebulization is effective for improving the respiratory status of children.

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Keywords

Pulmonary Score Index, Respiratory Status, Nebulization, Oxygen aided Nebulization.

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