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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(1), 24-29
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-1-4
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The Effect of Health Education Program for Caregivers about Circumcision in Neonates and Infants

Nagat F. Abolwafa1, and Amal H. Mohamed2

1Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

2Community health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

Pub. Date: February 08, 2018

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Nagat F. Abolwafa and Amal H. Mohamed. The Effect of Health Education Program for Caregivers about Circumcision in Neonates and Infants. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(1):24-29. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-1-4


Circumcision is the excision of the foreskin of the penis which may be performed in the neonatal period or in later life. Circumcision benefits are minimizing urinary tract infection, enhances of penile hygiene, prevents of penile carcinoma. However, circumcision may cause complications such as bleeding, and infection. Some of these complications can be minimized through adequate health education by nursing staff to the caregivers who may influence circumcision outcome. The aim of the study to: identify the effect of health education program for caregivers about circumcision in neonates and infants. Design: a randomized controlled trial design was used only one month. Setting: study was conducted at Omar Ibn El Khattab Specialized Medical Center at Minia City. Sample: a random sample were selected and randomly equally divided into two groups study (20) and control (20). Tools: two tools were used, an interview questionnaire sheet was used to assess all caregivers' knowledge about circumcision before & after implementing the program and a post assessment sheet about circumcision care Results: this study showed significant improvement in the total knowledge after health education program compared to total knowledge before implementing the program among study group. Conclusion: demonstration with written instructions offered to caregivers help in early detection of complication. Recommendation: health education program should be given by a qualified nurse supported by a simple clear hand out to caregivers in different hospitals.

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