Effects of a Self- Efficacy Enhancement Program on the Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Caring Behaviors of Caregivers to Control Heart Failure in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
AbstractThis quasi-experimental research, two groups pretest-posttest design, aimed to study the effects of a self - efficacy enhancement program on the self-efficacy beliefs and caring behaviors of caregivers to control heart failure in children with congenital heart disease. The sampling group was 30 caregivers of children with Congenital Heart Disease from Birth to 6 Years selected via purposive sampling with 15 cases as the control group and 15 cases. Data were analyzed using T-test, Wilcoxon Sing Rank Test and Mann-Whitney U test. Results found that after the experiment: 1) For the experimental group, the mean score on caregivers' their self-efficacy beliefs and their caring behaviors was statistically significant higher than before experiment (p<0.001) 2) The mean score on caregivers' their self-efficacy beliefs and their caring behaviors in the experimental group was statistically significant higher than those in the control group (p<0.001)
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