A Study to Evaluate Nursing Intervention Package on Self-efficacy, Dyspnoea and Quality of Life among COPD Patients, Residing in Selected Districts of Rajasthan
Introduction: COPD is an emerging threat to the world as it affects the lives of individuals by decreasing their quality of life. In the current context, nurses can play an important role in the management of COPD by promoting an active lifestyle and some lifestyle modifications.
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing intervention package on self-efficacy, dyspnoea and quality of life among COPD patients.
Settings and Design: Quantitative experimental approach, and pre-experimental one-group pre-test and post-test research design were used. The study was conducted at 9 selected hospitals in various districts of Rajasthan.
Method: 240 COPD patients were selected by non-probability, convenient sampling technique. Pre-test data were collected by socio-demographic proforma, General Self Efficacy Scale, Dyspnoea-12 Scale, and St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire. After the pre-test, a nursing intervention package was administered by the researcher and post-test data was collected using the same research tools.
Results: The obtained pre-test mean score of self-efficacy was 23.63 (SD = 4.548) whereas, in the post-test, mean score was 33.14 (SD = 2.969). The pre-test and post-test mean scores of dyspnoea were 18.51 (SD = 5.266) and 8.12 (SD = 3.290) respectively and the pre-test and post-test mean scores of quality of life were 71.06 (SD = 12.707) and 52.44 (S = 7.698) respectively.
Conclusion: The investigator concluded that the nursing intervention package was effective in reducing dyspnoea and improving self-efficacy and quality of life in COPD patients.
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Tripathi MK, Goswami YP. A Study to Evaluate Nursing Intervention Package on Self-efficacy, Dyspnoea and Quality of Life among COPD Patients, Residing in Selected Districts of Rajasthan. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(4):9-14.
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