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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Health Teaching on Care of Stroke Patients among the Caregivers of Admitted Stroke Patients in a Selected Hospital, Guwahati, Assam

Denden Diana Chara Moyon, Mayengbam Benita Devi, Aziza Begum

Abstract: Background of the study: The study aims to find the effectiveness of health teaching on ?Care of Stroke Patients? among the caregivers of admitted stroke patients in a selected hospital, Guwahati, Assam. Objectives of the study: 1.To assess the effectiveness of health teaching in terms of knowledge and skills regarding care of stroke patients of the caregivers of stroke patients. 2. To assess the correlation between knowledge and skills regarding care of stroke patients of the caregivers of stroke patients. 3. To determine the association between knowledge and skills regarding care of stroke patients of the caregivers with selected sample characteristics. Method: Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design and quantitative approach was carried out on 60 caregivers of admitted stroke patients in Rahman Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam by using convenience sampling technique. Results: The findings of the study revealed that, out of 60 caregivers 35 (58.3%) of the caregivers were in the age group of 21-30 years, 39 (65.0%) of the caregivers were male, 32 (53.3%) of the caregivers belong to Hindu, majority 28 (46.7%) of the caregivers were graduate or above, 20 (33.3%) of the caregivers belong to student, 58 (96.7%) of the caregivers does not belong to health related profession, 32 (53.3%) of the caregivers belong to family income of > Rs. 15000, 36 (60.0%) of the caregivers belong to nuclear type of family, 35 (58.3%) of the caregivers were unmarried (combining sons and daughters), 26 (43.3%) of the caregivers were the patient?s son, 57 (95.0%) of the caregivers did not have any other family member having stroke. Analysis data shows that highly significance difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge score and skills score of nasogastric tube feeding, back care and exercise on the level of (P<0.05). Health teaching on Care of Stroke Patients was effective in improving the knowledge and skills of caregivers of stroke patients on care of stroke patients.

Keywords: Assess, effectiveness, health teaching, care of stroke patients, caregivers



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