Effects of a Supportive –Education Nursing System Program on Anxiety of The Patient’s Family in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit

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อรทัย หลาวทอง
วัสสิกา สิงโตทอง


        The purpose of this research was to examine the effects  of  a  supportive –education  nursing  system  program  on an anxiety of  the  patient’s family in Respiratory  Intensive Care  Unit.  This quasi-experimental was undertaken through this study, Subjects were a first degree relative of critically ill patients admitted in Respiratory intensive care unit (RCU) at Uttaradit Hospital. The subjects were assigned into the control group (n = 30) and the study group (n = 30) equally. The control group received the routine nursing care, while the experimental group received the supportive –education nursing system program. The two groups were matched in terms of gender, age, and level of education. The research instruments were the supportive–education nursing system program, family needs in critical care and anxiety inventory.The instruments were tested for the content validity and reliability used Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and t-test statistic.

          Results showed that prior to experiment; the study group had an average of anxiety score at a high level ( = 3.21, SD.= .19) after an experiment; the study group had an average of anxiety score at medium level ( X = 2.39, SD. = .13) with significantly different (p = 0.001). When comparing the anxiety of family members of patient with critical respiratory illnesses in Uttaradit Hospital between the experimental group and control. It was found that the control group and experimental group had an average level of anxiety scores at a moderate level ( X = 2.84, SD.=.18; = 2.39, SD. = .13) with statistically significant differences (p = .001).The results from this study confirmed that effects of a supportive-education nursing system program on anxiety of the patient’s family in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit to decrease the anxiety of the patient’s family.


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