Title

Effects of post operative instruction on compliance to lifestyle modification of clients who have undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic, Life Style, Medication Adherence

Abstract

This study used the quasi-experimental research design. Snowball sampling was applied to select 30 participants diagnosed with cholecystitis and had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy who met the criteria and were willing to participate in the study. A self-made questionnaire was utilized to collect personal data and compliance to lifestyle modification. Data was analyzed through percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation and t-test. The study found out that, 1) Majority of the respondents were aged 21-39 years old, female, married, college graduate, with monthly income of P20,001-30,000 and answered the questionnaire 3 (three) days after surgery; 2) The compliance to lifestyle modification of the comparison group before and after the post-operative instruction was high. The treatment group had a moderate compliance before post-operative instruction and very high compliance after the post-operative instruction; 3) There was a significant difference in the compliance lifestyle modification of respondents before post-operative instructions between the treatment and comparison group and after post-operative instructions between the treatment and comparison group. There was no significant difference in the compliance to lifestyle modification of respondents before and after post-operative instructions on the comparison group. There was a significant difference in the compliance to lifestyle modification of respondents before and after post-operative instructions on the treatment group. Post-operative instructions as a nursing intervention is an effective strategy to improve compliance of clients who have undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

First Advisor

Mercedita A. Quiambao

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