The effects of teach back method on caregivers' strain in handling patients with prolonged immobilization

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Master of Arts in Nursing


Caregivers, Physical Restraint, teach back


The study utilized the Quasi-experimental Design, a non-equivalent pre and post experimental-control group to measure the effects of Teach Back Method in determining its influence on the caregivers’ strain in handling patients with prolonged immobilization. A total of forty (40) caregivers of patients with prolonged immobilization from a hospital in Xinxiang of Henan Province, China but in different buildings and departments were involved in this study and were assigned into two groups - treatment group and comparison group. The following instruments were used for data gathering in this study: (1) Participant’s Data Sheet - (2) The Zarit Burden Interview - (3) and Teach Back Assessment Tool. The statistical tests used in the study were frequency distribution, percentage, mean,Fisher’s exact test, Chi-square, paired t-test, and independent t-test.Based on the findings generated by the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) There is equal distribution of participants in terms of sex. Majority of the participants belong to age group 18 to 35 years old, single, finished primary education, with monthly family income more than 5,000 RMB, with other work than farmer and teacher and with one to two hours length of care in a day. There was no significant difference between the treatment and comparison groups in termsof their age, sex, civil status, educational attainment, occupation, monthly family income, and length of care in a day; 2) The participants from the treatment group had severe strain prior to intervention and mild to moderate strain after Teach Back health education. The participants from the comparison group had severe strain during pretest and moderate to severe strain during posttest; 3) Significant reduction in the caregivers’ strain was observed in the treatment group as compared to the comparison group; 4) Teach Back health education method is an effective intervention in reducing the caregivers’ strain in handling patients with prolonged immobilization.

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Roberto C. Sombillo

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