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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(6), 608-615
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-31
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The Effect of Pre-Discharge Multimedia Self-Care Education on Burn Specific Health among Patients with Burn

Shimaa Mahamed Abdou Rizk1, and Bahia Galal Abd Elrazik Hassan2

1Lecturer of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

2Lecturer of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port Said University, Egypt

Pub. Date: October 28, 2018

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Shimaa Mahamed Abdou Rizk and Bahia Galal Abd Elrazik Hassan. The Effect of Pre-Discharge Multimedia Self-Care Education on Burn Specific Health among Patients with Burn. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(6):608-615. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-31


Background: Major Burns have long lasting impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of pre-discharge multimedia self-care education on burn specific health among patients with burn. A quasi experimental research design was utilized. Setting: The study was conducted at Burn Center, Mansoura University Hospitals, Egypt. A convenient sample consisting of 100 adult patients with burn; 50 patients as experimental group and 50 as control group. Two tools were used in data collection; a structured interviewing questionnaire, and Brief Burn Specific Health Scale (BSHS-B). Results revealed positive outcome on different areas of the Burn Specific Health scores of patients in the experimental group after implementation of the multimedia self-care education. Conclusion: The multimedia self-care education had positive effect on improving the burn specific health scores of the patients in the experimental group. Recommendation; Continuous educational programs for patient with burn in order to improve their health scores, replication and expanded studies are also needed.

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