Effectiveness of Group Teaching on Caregivers for Discharge Planning among Patients having Nasogastric Tube Feeding at Home

Authors

  • Supa Suraseraneewong Ambulatory Nursing Service Division, Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Nitchatima Sereewichayasawad Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Anong Dittasung Nursing Service Division, Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Keywords:

Group teaching, Caregivers, Discharge planning, Nasogastric tube feeding

Abstract

The role of nurses for discharge planning among patients having nasogastric tube feeding must be considered. This includes teaching patients or caregivers correct caring practices and preventing complications or unexpected events. This quasi–experimental research aimed to study the effectiveness of group teaching concerning caregivers for discharge planning among patients having nasogastric tube feeding at home. The sample of 60 subjects, selected using purposive sampling, was equally divided in control and experimental groups. The control group received routine home health care nursing and the experimental group used planned teaching as the intervention instrument. Data were collected by questionnaire comprising demographic data, evaluation care data and pre- and posttest caring scores. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Chi-square test paired t-test and Independent T-test. The results showed that both groups did not differ regarding sex, age, caregiver, life style, education, marital status and occupation. The mean scores of understanding of caring in the experimental group were significantly higher after receiving intervention (P-value< .0001). In contrast, the difference in mean scores of understanding of caring in the control group were significantly higher than those of the experimental group (p-value< .01) In summary, even though individual teaching could improve acquisition and learning because caregivers could ask and define their problems independently, the nurse specialty was still recommended to be taught. However, the group teaching model could support and provide caregivers to better follow instructions and increase understanding. Moreover, sharing experiences among groups could influence others to exhibit higher confidence levels. Therefore, group teaching was a distinct advantage and proved appropriate to apply in the Home Health Care Unit.

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Published

2018-08-30

How to Cite

Suraseraneewong, S., Sereewichayasawad, N., & Dittasung, A. (2018). Effectiveness of Group Teaching on Caregivers for Discharge Planning among Patients having Nasogastric Tube Feeding at Home. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 32(2), 117–136. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/245425

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