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The Effect of Educational Intervention on Improving Quality of Life for Children with Burn Scars
Authors: 1AmalA. Abdel-Salam, 2Seham M. Abd-El-Aziz, 3FatenS. Mahmoud
Year: 2018
Keywords: Quality of life, Burn scars.
Journal: International Journal of Novel Research in Healthcare and Nursing
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Pages: 131-141
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
Paper Link: Not Available
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: Burn injury is a leading cause of disability and disfigurement which limits their functional ability, resulting in social stigma and restriction of participation in society. Viewed globally, it is one of the major causes of trauma, death and one of thirty principal causes worldwide of loss of life years due to premature mortality and years lived with disability. Children and adolescents affected by burns often live with life-long social, educational, physical and psychological consequences. The children are vulnerable because of their physical, psychosocial development and maturity. Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of educational intervention on improving quality of life for children with burn scars. Design: A quasi-experimental research design was used to conduct the study. Setting: This study was conducted at the burn unit in Benha Teaching Hospital (Ministry of health). Sample: A convenient sample consisted of (50) children who were admitted to the burn unit for grafting. Tools of data collection: Tool (I): An interviewing questionnaire sheet: It was designed by the researchers and it consists of three parts, the first part: Characteristics of the studied children and their mothers, the second part: Medical history of the children and the third part: Children knowledge sheet: to assess children knowledge. Tool (II): Brisbane burn scar impact profile (BBSIP): This scale was adapted from Tyack, (2013), to assess children quality of life. Tool (III): An observational checklist: To assess children practice about personal hygiene, wound care and physical exercise. Results: The results showed that, most of the studied group was male and living in rural area. Meanwhile, there was a highly statistical significant difference between pre, post and after three months of educational intervention in relation to their total knowledge, quality of life and practice score in study group. Conclusion: the study was concluded that, the educational intervention had improved knowledge, quality of life and practice of children with burned scar. Recommendations: The study recommended that, post burn programs should be initiated by multidisciplinary team and continued after discharge to provide education and prevention of complications for pediatric burned children.

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