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A study to evaluate the effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding prevention of complications of immobilization among caregivers of orthopedic patients at selected hospital

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Tukaram B. Zagade, Mahadeo B. Shinde
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.Si6.056


Long periods of bed rest are quite harmful to the musculoskeletal system. Complications arise with immobilisation and bed rest. The purpose of this research was to assess the impact of STP on the understanding of carers of orthopaedic patients at a selected Krishna Hospital in Karad, Maharashtra, with regards to the prevention of complications of immobilisation. Methods: An experimental strategy was used for this study's investigation. One-group pretest-posttest design was used as the research methodology for this investigation. For this research, a systematic method of sampling was employed. Fifty carers were chosen for this research. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, chi-square values, and the t test were used to examine the data. The results showed that prior to the intervention, 37 participants (74%) had an inadequate level of knowledge, 13 participants (26%) had a moderate level of knowledge, and no participants (0%) had an inadequate level of knowledge about preventing complications from immobilisation. The average score before the intervention was 12.14.00 and after it was 25.22.16, a significant improvement. The average score for the improvement was 13.1 1.85. The calculated t-value of 19.74 is statistically significant at the P0.05 level since it is larger than the corresponding value from the table. According to the study's findings, the STP successfully increased carers' awareness of how to avoid immobility-related issues

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