Effects of a Relative Support Program in Dealing with Crisisof Accidental Traumatic Patients on Adaptation
Keywords:Supporting relatives in dealing with crisis, Accidental traumatic patient, Adaptation
This research was a quasi-experimental Two-group pretestposttest study. The objective was to study the effects of the relative support program in dealing with crisis of accidental traumatic patients on relative's adaptation. This study appliedthe concept of Aguilera and Messick's crisis theory was used. The samples consisted of relatives of accidental traumatic patients who were admitted at the accident and emergency department and the surgical intensive care unit of King NaraiMaharaj Hospital in Lopburi province. The samples consisted of 50 subjects, divided into anexperimental group and acontrol group,with 25 relative in each group. The instruments consisted of the relative support program in dealing with crisis of accidental traumatic patients, a guide for relatives' patient,and the adaptation questionnaire for the accidental traumatic patient's relatives. The instrument have reliability was 0.85. The data were analyzed usingdescriptive statistics and t-test statistics. The result revealed that after participatedin the programthe relatives had higher adaptive scorethan before implemented the program and also higher than the control group that obtained routine nursing care with statistical significance at the level of .001. This research findings show that this program can be supported the relatives to encounter crisis and have appropriate adaptation. Nurses should apply this program for promoting the accidental traumatic patient's relatives to deal with the crisis and adaptation.
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