Nurse led education programme on prevention of renal calculi among patients admitted in medical ward
C Thirupathi and Dr. R Shankar Shanmugam
Background: People between 30 to 60 years of age most commonly affect with kidney stone in which it affects more commonly in men than women. It is estimated that renal colic, severe pain caused by a renal calculi affects 10-20% of men, and 3-5% of women. 12% of the population in India is expected to have urinary stones, out of which 50% may end up with loss of kidneys or renal damage. Among all types of stones recurrent stone formation is a common problem which acts as an important part of medical care of patients with stone disease. The researcher takes interest in this study as he had come across a large number of renal calculi patients while he was working as a staff nurse in emergency department and in general ward, as well as he also had his personal experience of his uncle who suffered from renal calculi which is not detected earlier and they were not aware of the condition and delayed treatment lead him to several complication.
Aim: The aim of the current study was to examine the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi among Patients admitted in Medical Ward, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, and Chennai-03.
Design: A pre experimental design was used
Setting: The study was conducted at the medical ward at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, and Chennai-03.
Sample: A convenience sample of 60 adult patients
Tools: Semi-structured Demographic Sheet and knowledge questionnaires
Results: Overall knowledge score, in pretest Patients are having 10.62 score and in posttest they are having 18.80 score, so the difference is 8.18. This difference is large and statistically significant difference Statistical significance was calculated by using student’s paired ‘t’test.