EFFECTIVENESS OF NURSE LED INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ON SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS

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S. JAYAPRAKASH
J. JASMINE

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is one of the major health problems and very essential part in research due to its high prevalence and being major risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases and other complications even death. Hypertensive patients need to be aware of various aspects of hypertension and its effective management (selfcare management). The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of nurse led intervention on knowledge and Practice on self-care management among hypertensive patients in selected PHCs Puducherry, with the objectives of  to assess the Pretest and posttest level of knowledge and Practice on self-care management among hypertensive patients in experimental and control group, to evaluate the effectiveness of nurse led intervention on self-care management among hypertensive patients in experimental group and compare with the control group and to associate the posttest level of knowledge and practice on self-care management among hypertensive patients with their selected demographic variables in experimental group.

Methodology: For this work, a quantitative approach was employed in conjunction with a quasi-experimental pretest and posttest with control group design. The study was carried out at two designated PHCs in Puducherry (Thavalakuppam and lawspet). The purposive sampling technique was used to choose the sample size, which was 10 in the experimental group and 10 in the control group. Pretesting was carried out using a structured questionnaire and interview schedule in the experimental and control groups. While the control group's patients simply received regular hospital care, the experimental group received video-assisted teaching and a booklet. On the seventh day, both groups underwent a posttest using the same instrument.  

Results: The study results revealed that the post level of knowledge on self-care management, 90% of subjects are having adequate knowledge and 100% of subjects are having good Practice on self-care management in experimental group. Whereas in the control group post-test illustrated that the level of knowledge on self-care management, 80% of subjects are having inadequate knowledge and 100% of subjects are having moderate practice on self-care management.

Conclusion: The study found that, when compared to the control group, a particular nurse-led intervention was beneficial in increasing knowledge and practise of self-care management among diabetic patients in the experimental group.

Keywords:
Nurse led intervention, hypertensive patients, self-care management

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JAYAPRAKASH, S., & JASMINE, J. (2022). EFFECTIVENESS OF NURSE LED INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ON SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS. Journal of Medicine and Health Research, 7(2), 50-60. https://doi.org/10.56557/jomahr/2022/v7i27958
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