Effect of an intervention program on improving the knowledge and self-care practices for diabetic School-age children
Lamia A Awad, Fathia Elsayed Elsayed Elghadban, Nadia Ahmed El-Adham
Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common endocrine and metabolic conditions in childhood.
The Aim of the Study: to testing the effect of an intervention program on improving the knowledge and self-care practices for diabetic school-age children.
Design: The study was conducted using pre/post research design.
Setting: study was conducted in six governmental primary and preparatory schools in Mansoura city, Dakahlia Governorate.
Sample: A purposive sample of 120 diabetic children and diagnosed as having type I diabetes mellitus (DM) for at least 6 months.
Tools: Four tools were used to collect the data for this study, namely a structured interview questionnaire, knowledge assessment and reported self-care practices, an observation checklist, and intervention program.
Results: there are clear deficiencies in diabetic schoolchildren’s of their knowledge and the related self-care.
Conclusion: after the implementation of a training program there was remarkable improving in their knowledge and practices.
Recommendations: The training program should be implemented in settings providing care for diabetic children, with longer follow-up in order to assess its long-term effects.
Lamia A Awad, Fathia Elsayed Elsayed Elghadban, Nadia Ahmed El-Adham. Effect of an intervention program on improving the knowledge and self-care practices for diabetic School-age children. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2019;2(2):32-40. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2019.v2.i2.A.55