Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Study to assess the effectiveness of Oxygen Aided Nebulization Therapy on the Respiratory status among the Children with respiratory difficulty in Selected Hospitals of Punjab



Address:   Ms. Sonu Kumari1, Mr. Sunil Kumar Garg2, Dr. Harshavardhan Gupta3
1Staff Nurse, M.Sc. (Paediatric Nursing) GGSMCH, Faridkot, Punjab
2Associate Professor, M.Sc. (Paediatric Nursing) SINPMS, Badal, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
3Associate Professor M.D. Paediatrics, GGSMCH, Faridkot, Punjab
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00030.9

ABSTRACT:
A child constitutes the most priority and vulnerable group in terms of survival, growth, and development. Respiratory status is crucial for maintaining the quality of life. Respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death among children. The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of oxygen aided nebulization to bring significant change in respiratory status among children with respiratory difficulty in selected hospitals of Punjab. A quantitative research approach, quasi experimental non-randomized control group design was used for the present study. 120 children diagnosed with mild or moderate respiratory problems were selected by using purposive sampling technique at GGSMCH, Faridkot and Women and Children Hospital, Bathinda. The study results revealed that there is statistically significant difference (unpaired t test 3.71) in the post interventional mean PSI score in the experimental group (2.05 ± 0.92) and control group (2.65 ± 0.84) at 0.05 level of significance. The result also depicts that there is statistically significant difference in the level of respiratory status in experimental and control group as calculated by chi square test (6.98) at 0.05 level of significance. This study concluded that there is statistically significant difference in the post interventional respiratory status between control and experimental group at the 0.05 level of significance. It was concluded that oxygen aided nebulization is effective for improving the respiratory status of children.
KEYWORDS:
Pulmonary Score Index, Respiratory Status, Nebulization, Oxygen aided Nebulization.
Cite:
Sonu Kumari, Sunil Kumar Garg, Harshavardhan Gupta. A Study to assess the effectiveness of Oxygen Aided Nebulization Therapy on the Respiratory status among the Children with respiratory difficulty in Selected Hospitals of Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(2):145-148.
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