Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 3, March 2014
Effectiveness of Demonstration Regarding Feeding of Hemiplegia Patient among Caregivers
Abstract: Hemiplegia is a condition where a vertical half of a patient's body is weakness or paralysis occurring on the dominant side of the body, and poor coordination resulting from the new reliance on the domination may make eating difficult and unpleasant. Objectives: To assess the practices of oral feeding and of nesogastric tube feeding of hemiplegic patient among caregivers before and after demonstration. To determine the association of selected sociodemographic characteristics with pre-test score. Methodology-The quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post?test design was used with 60 study subjects, 30 each for oral feeding group and nasogastric tube feeding group. Findings: In the oral feeding group majority 60% of caregivers were in the age group of 28-37years, 53.3% of them were females, 53.3%of them were graduates, majority 66.7%of them were in service and 70% were married. In the Nasogastric tube-feeding group the majority of caregivers 33.3% were in the age group of 28-37 years, 63.3% were females, 36.7% were educated up to graduate level, and 43.3%of the samples were in-service while 83.3% were married. In the oral feeding group, pre-test phase the mean of the scores was 17.3667, whereas in the post-test phase the mean of the score was 35.7000. In the nasogastric tube feeding pre-test phase the mean of the scores was 14.2667, whereas in the post-test phase the mean of the score was 32.9667. . The post-test score of both the groups is significant at P<0.05, which clearly indicates that there has been an increase in the knowledge level of caregivers regarding feeding technique after the demonstration. There was a significant relationship with age of the patient and pre test score of caregiver in the nasogastric-feeding group. Conclusion - demonstration regarding feeding of hemiplegic patient among caregivers was effective in increasing the skill of the caregivers regarding feeding of hemiplegic patient.
Keywords: demonstration, feeding, hemiplegia, caregiver
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 3, March 2014,
Pages: 19 - 27
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