Author(s): Padmavathi P.

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Address: Padmavathi P.*
Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal (Dt) - 637303
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Published In:   Volume - 1,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2011

Episiotomy is one the most common surgical procedure in the world. Episiotomy wound care is an important aspect of post natal period. If the episiotomy care is not done properly it leads to complications like infections, discharge from the site, redness, echymosis and approximation of suture line. Midwives have an important role to play in the care of perineal wound following child birth in order to minimize pain, discomfort, to maximize healing and sense of well-being in the post natal mothers. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of planned teaching module on practice of episiotomy care among post natal mothers with episiotomy. Design: Quasi experimental design was selected for the study. Setting: K.N. Rao Hospital, Salem. Participants: 100 post natal mothers with episiotomy (50 control group and 50 experimental group) fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by purposive sampling. Methods: Experimental group mothers received planned teaching module on episiotomy care. Participants completed a semi structured interview questionnaires at post-test. Collected data was analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In control group, the mean score of the sample was 12.02 (SD = 1.94) and the experimental group mean score was 26.9 (SD=2.83) with unpaired ‘t’ value of 22.05. This showed that the planned teaching module was effective in enhancing the practice of the sample regarding episiotomy care. There was a statistically significant association found between the post test practice scores of the sample with their demographic variables. Conclusion: In control group nearly three fourth of the sample had partially adopting practice (72% ) where as in experimental group most of them had fully adopting practice ( 86% ) . The effective patient teaching bridges the gap between the health information and health practice results in altering the patient’s behavior in a desired manner. Enhancing patients’ participation in their own nursing care providing them with necessary information on episiotomy, encouraging self care, teaching and promoting daily assessment of the wound and implementing universal precautions’ to prevent wound infection.

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Padmavathi P. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Module on Practice of Episiotomy Care among Post Natal Mothers with Episiotomy in Selected Hospital at Salem. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 1(3): July-Sept. 2011; Page 76-78.

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