The Result of Neuman Systems Model Application on the Infection control among mothers of Children with Leukemia Receiving Chemotherapy

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Wareerat Wannapoe
Surasak Treenai

Abstract

Purpose: To compare infection control among mothers of children with leukemia receiving chemotherapy between the group that applied the Neuman systems model and another group that using conventional nursing care


Research design: Quasi-experimental research


Methods: The thirty mothers of children with leukemia receiving chemotherapy in Ramathibodi hospital are the subject selected by purposive sampling. The subjects were assigned to the experimental group and control group equally 15 subjects in each group. The mother in the experimental group receives the nursing care that applied the Neuman systems model. Data were collected by the infection prevention behaviors questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and the Mann-Whitney U test.


Result: The mother of children with leukemia receiving chemotherapy who receiving nursing care that applied the Neuman systems model performed better at infection control that was the one part of infection prevention behaviors, at a statistical level of .05.


Conclusion: The result of this study shows that nursing care that applied the Neuman systems model was able to enable mothers to prevent infection in children with leukemia receiving chemotherapy.

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