Effect of Educational Guidelines Program on Asthmatic Children and their Mothers
Hyam Tantawi, Randa Adly and Zinab Fathy
Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University
Abstract: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of educational guidelines program on asthmatic children and their mothers’ through assessment for their knowledge and practices regarding bronchial asthma and its management; a quasi experimental research design was used. Setting: pediatric emergency department at children's Hospital affiliated to Ain Shams University Hospitals, Sample:Purposive sample that composed of eighty (80) of available mothers with their children at the previously mentioned setting. All available mothers with their children were selected over a 6 months period regardless their age, education level or residence. Tools of data collection: it includes a pre-designed interviewing questionnaire, Observational check lists that were used to assess the actual practices of mothers related to bronchial asthma and Patients’ admission records to obtain data about the recurrence of admission of asthmatic children. The results of the study revealed that a statistical significant improvement of the mothers knowledge and practices regarding bronchial asthma and its management after the implementation, as well as there was an observed decline in the recurrence of attacks and emergency admission among the asthmatic children. Based on the results of the present study, it can be concluded that, a positive effect of the program on mothers’ knowledge and practices regarding bronchial asthma as well as on the asthmatic children. In order to maintain the educational affects a periodical health educational program for asthmatic children and their mothers’ to be conducted in inpatient, outpatient clinics also, availability of instructional pamphlet or guidelines for asthmatic children and their mothers about asthma.
[Hyam Tantawi, Randa Adly and Zinab Fathy. Effect of Educational Guidelines Program on Asthmatic Children and their Mothers. J Am Sci 2012;8(10):851-860]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 114
Key words: Asthma, Asthmatic children, educational guidelines, mothers, bronchial asthma. Full Text 114