EFFECTS OF NURSING INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING PARAPLEGIA PATIENTS IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN

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Shazia Yaqub
Hajra Sarwar
Sarfraz Masih

Keywords

Nursing Interventions, Paraplegia, Skin Management, Bladder Management, Mobility

Abstract

Background: The Nursing interventions emerged as transformative agents, demonstrating a positive impact on enhancing skills, independence, and overall well-being of the patients with Paraplegia.


Objective: To assess the effects of Nursing Intervention Program on activities of daily life and its evaluation for patients with paraplegia.


Materials and Methods: Quasi-experimental, pre and post-study design was used. The study was conducted at the Punjab Institute of Neuro-Sciences Hospital Lahore. At initial, 41 patients with Paraplegia were recruited. Later, 1 patient was not reported and 4 patients were independent and educated. Therefore, 36 patients with Paraplegia were recruited for the study. The Need Assessment Checklist is used to assess if the Nursing Intervention Program has met the patients' requirements and whether they are ready for community reintegration. The Need Assessment Checklist questionnaire's Cronbach's Alpha score was determined to be 931. Pre-assessment was started soon after the approval letter from the research ethical committee. The principal researcher created a Nursing Intervention Program with the assistance of doctors of neurology and neurosurgery as well as specialist nurses. The paraplegic patients had a second evaluation for needs assessment as activities of daily life after two months of the intervention program. Data was entered and analyzed in SPSS version- 21.  The mean ± standard deviations and Paired samples t-test were applied.


Conclusion: Notable post-intervention trends showcased improvements in skin management, bladder management and, emphasized the potential for comprehensive interventions to optimize the quality of life for individuals with paraplegia. 


 

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