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Effect of Educational Program on Knowledge and Health Care Practices about Nephrotic Syndrome among Mothers of Pre-School Children

1Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University

2Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University


American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 5, 244-252
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-5
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Nagat F. Abolwafa, Yosria El-Sayed Hossein. Effect of Educational Program on Knowledge and Health Care Practices about Nephrotic Syndrome among Mothers of Pre-School Children. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(5):244-252. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-5.

Correspondence to: Yosria  El-Sayed Hossein, Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University. Email: yosria1968@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background: Nephrotic syndrome is a clinical state that is common in preschool children includes massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipemia, and edema. Mothers are the primary care giver; if they have adequate knowledge and awareness about therapeutic facilities to treat children from nephrotic syndrome through educational program. The aim of the study: to evaluate the effect of educational program on knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome among mothers of pre-school children. Design: pretest-posttest design was utilized to conduct this study. Setting: The study conducted in pediatric word at Minia University Hospital for Obstetrics and Pediatrics Sample: 50 mothers of pre-school children about nephrotic syndrome. Tools: Pre-designed questionnaire sheet, sheet about reported practices and Educational program. Results: Result of this study showed significant improvement in mothers knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome in post/test. Conclusion: After program implementation there was remarkable improvement of mothers knowledge and health care practices about nephrotic syndrome. Recommendations: A developed program should be applied and repeat again in the same study setting.

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