IMPACT OF PEDIATRIC DYSPHAGIA AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON NURSES
Keywords:Awareness Programme, Nurse SLP, Pediatric Dysphagia
Background: Pediatric dysphagia is a common consequence of many structural and neurological problems after birth. In a Health care setting, Nurses can only screen out pediatric dysphagia if they had knowledge of swallowing difficulties Objective: To determine the impact of pediatric dysphagia awareness program among nurses. Methodology: A Quasi experimental study was conducted at Railway Hospital Rawalpindi hospital from January 2021till august 2021. The convenient sampling technique was used for data collection during the period of February 2021 till May 2021. The nurses having working experience of more than two years in pediatric ward. The total sample size was n= 19, out of which n= 14 were females and n= 5 were males. The study was conducted in two phases .In 1st phase, questionnaire was developed and the content validity for items & content validity for scale was tabulated. In 2nd phase webinar of one hour was conducted and self- developed questionnaire was used for pre and post analysis. Analysis was done through SPSS 20. Results: Results of the current study indicates that, “There was a significant improvement in awareness of nurses about pediatric dysphagia after attending the webinar (96.055 + 11.8593) (117.227 +5.377, p<0.05). Conclusion: Research study concluded that an awareness programme about pediatric dysphagia improved the knowledge of nurses working with pediatric population.
Keywords: Awareness programme, nurses, speech therapist, pediatric dysphagia
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