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|Title||Effectiveness of Family Training on Prevention of Pressure Ulcers among Bed-Ridden Patients after Discharge from EL-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital|
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of family training on prevention of pressure ulcers among bed-ridden patient after discharge from EL-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital. RESEARCH DESIGN: the researcher used experimental design (pretest – posttest), it is one type of quantitative research design. METHODS: The study is sample comprised of all the caregivers of the bed-ridden patients (males and females) who were admitted to EL-Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital and specialized surgery for at least two weeks and still in the hospital and at high risk to develop pressure ulcer between august 2007 and October 2007. Convenient sample was used. SETTING: The (pretest questionnaire) was conducted in EL-Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital in Gaza strip, the educational package was administered in EL-Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital and the posttest questionnaire was completed in the caregivers' homes in Gaza Strip: (Northern of Gaza, Gaza City, Middle Zone, Khanyounis and Rafah). PARTICIPANTS: Respondents included eighty caregivers who have at least two weeks experience as caregivers of bed-ridden patients .Respondents ranged in age from 18 to 50 years old who are with their patients in EL-Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital and specialized surgery. Result: There is a difference between the family before and after training on prevention and management of bedsores for bed-ridden patients after being discharged from El-Wafa medical rehabilitation hospital and specialized surgery. The average score of bed-ridden caregivers training before training package administration was found to be 3.30 and after training package was given the average score was found to be 3.47. That means the training package was effective and easily applicable by the bed ridden patients caregivers at their homes. Conclusion: Participants in the study reported that they could use the educational package effectively and easily in the prevention of pressure ulcers among their bed-ridden patients, which decreases the occurrence of pressure ulcers.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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