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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Communication Board on the Level of Satisfaction of the Communication Pattern among the Clients on Mechanical Ventilator at Selected Hospitals
Abstract: Communication has been acclaimed as the foundation of all nursing care, especially for ventilated patient who is increasingly dependent on the speech and hearing channel for sensory stimulation. A true experimental study with quantitative research approach was conducted in ICU at selected hospitals. The sample comprised of 60 ventilated patients who were selected by using non probability purposive sampling technique. Experimental group was treated by administering modified communication board consisting of 5 items Physical care, mental care, empathy & attention, communication & information, Surrounding & physical discomfort as an intervention. Data was collected using a self structured observation checklist. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of this study showed that ventilated patients in ICU had communication problems on ventilator. There was an improvement in the communication pattern of the ventilated patients after providing communication board.
Keywords: communication board, mechanically ventilated client, communication pattern, level of satisfaction
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019,
Pages: 2171 - 2174