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Effectiveness of Structured Education on Caregiver’s Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Colostomy Care

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 586-593

Keywords : caregivers; colostomy patient; knowledge; attitude; care;

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Caregivers are those who are concerned with the client care in hospital & home. Most of the caregivers are not able to provide care to clients of colostomy with quality.aim- was planned to assess the effectiveness of structured education on caregiver’s knowledge and attitude regarding colostomy care of patient. Objectives- To assess the knowledge of caregiver’s regarding colostomy care of patients before and after intervention. To assess the attitude of caregiver’s regarding colostomy care of patient. To associate the knowledge & attitude of caregiver of colostomy patients with the selected demographic variables.METHODS-experimwntal approach with one group pre test post test design was used for 30 caregivers and Convenient sampling technique was used.FINDINGS- Majority 36.66 % of caregivers belonged to the age group of 31-40 years, and 66.67% were females and 33.33% with . 86.67% participated in this study were Married.The knowledge score gained by the respondents in the results shows that the mean value of knowledge in pre test was 7.43 and at post assessment was 13.77 since the “P” value for the test is less than 0.05,.The findings showed that in pre test, attitude score the maximum, 66.67 0/0 of the samples got the score between 61-80 (positive attitude), in post test attitude score, the maximum, 70 0/0 of the samples got the score 81& above (strongly positive attitude),there was significant relationship with education and place of residence subjects and pre test Knowledge score regarding colostomy care of patient. Whereas there was significant relationship with education of subjects and pre-test attitude score.Conclusion- structured education programme was highly effective to improve the knowledge score and to improve the attitude score of subjects/ caregiver towards colostomy care of patient.

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