Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Communication Board Satisfaction among Clients on Echanical Ventilator



Address:   Mrs. R. Rathi1, Mr. M. Baskaran2
1Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gastroenterology Department, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
2Assistant Professor, Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing Specialty, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Communication difficulties are all too often devastating in health care settings. They can, and often do, create huge barriers between patients and health care staff. In health care settings, communication breakdowns between patient and caregiver can have dire consequences: increased patient pain, misdiagnoses, drug treatment errors, and unnecessary extensions in length of hospital stay, even death. Objective: • Assess the level of satisfaction in communication among clients on mechanical ventilator using communication board and using the routine board. • Evaluate the effectiveness of communication board on the level of satisfaction in communication while comparing with clients using routine method. Design: Quasi experimental approach, Post test-only design with a comparison group. Setting: The study was conducted in PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore. Participants: 15 samples were selected (experimental group, n=15 and comparison group n=15) total samples were 30. Intervention: The communication board consists of the pictures related to physiological needs such as physical needs discomfort, psychological needs and social needs. Measurements and tools: Rating scale was used to assess the level of satisfaction in communication among the clients on mechanical ventilator. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Findings: The findings of the study revealed that In the experimental group the mean value was 83.5 ± 5.5 whereas in the comparison group the mean value was 65 ± 3.6 with the ‘t’ value of 14 which was statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level which showed that the communication board was effective among the clients on mechanical ventilator. Conclusion: The present study assessed the effectiveness of communication board on the level of satisfaction in communication among the clients on mechanical ventilator. The results suggested that communication board could be used for the patients on mechanical ventilator in order to enhance their satisfaction with communication.
KEYWORDS:
Communication board, Level of satisfaction, Communication.
Cite:
R. Rathi, M. Baskaran. Communication Board Satisfaction among Clients on Echanical Ventilator. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 447-451.
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