The Effect of Promoting Patients to Participate in Self-Care on Self-Care Behaviors and Rehabilitation of Chest Traumatic Patients with Chest Tube Insertion

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Kanchana Phokphungkit
Seubtrakul Tantalanukul


          This study was a quasi-experimental research of two sample groups and it was aimed at examining the effects of promoting participation on self-care behaviors and rehabilitation of chest traumatic patients with chest tube insertion. The samples of this study included a total of 20 chest traumatic patients who were treated with chest tube drainage at Accident Surgery Ward of Uttaradit Hospital during October 2019 to January 2020. The research instruments were the patients’ self-care behaviors record form as they received chest tube insertion, as provided with reliability (Cronbach's alpha coefficient of .89). The statistic analysis was performed with frequency, percentage, mean, and Mann-Whitney U Test.

          The results of this research were described as follows;

1) Self-care behaviors of the experimental group were found to be better than the control group with a statistical  .05 (p < .05);

2) The increasing percentage of the maximum exhaled air volume after full inhalation after chest tube insertion on the second day and the third day of the experimental group were higher than the control group with a statistical  .05 (p < .05).


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