Title

Effects of behavioral health education intervention in the wound care efficacy level among school-age children

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Wounds and Injuries, Child Welfare, Health Education

Abstract

This study utilized the quasi-experimental design specifically the non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The respondents of the study were composed of 80 grade six students ages 10-12 years old. The study was conducted in two public elementary schools in Cavite. The level of performance in wound care based on adapted and modified tool from NHS Walsall Community Health Integrated Governance Sub Group (2011) and Patient Information were used to gather the profile of the respondents in terms of age and the measurement of the wound care skills were the research instruments used. Based on the findings generated by the study, the researchers came with the following conclusions: (1) majority of the respondents were 12 years old; (2) there was good efficacy level among school-age children in the treatment group and poor efficacy level in the control group prior to behavioral health education intervention, whereas after the provision of behavioral health education intervention, the treatment group still had a good efficiency level as well as the control group although a slight increase in the statistical result was noticeable; (3) there was a significant difference in the wound care efficacy level among school-age children before and after the behavioral health education intervention and between those who were exposed and not exposed to the said intervention.

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