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Application of Henderson Theory on Nursing Care for Bullous Pemphigus Patients at Khartoum Dermatology Hospital

Application of Henderson Theory on Nursing Care for Bullous Pemphigus Patients at Khartoum Dermatology Hospital

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Title: Application of Henderson Theory on Nursing Care for Bullous Pemphigus Patients at Khartoum Dermatology Hospital
Author: Sharaf, Khalida Hussain Saeed
Abstract: Background : Application of nursing theories into clinical practice varies from context to context. Addressing the needs of patient is crucial in providing quality nursing Care. Thus Autonomy and Independence theory adopted by Virginia Henderson to care for people affected by bullous pemphigus diseases help nurses during their job to assist those patients to be able to care for themselves when they leave the healthcare facilities. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of application of Henderson theory on nursing care for bullous pemphigus patients. Method: This was quasi experimental pretest- post test design carried out on 31 nurses working in Khartoum dermatology and venereology hospital. Data were collected using questionnaires and check list .An intervention program was developed based on the results of the previous assessment and on reviewing the relevant literature. The program was implemented in 8 weeks interval. Three months following the program, nurses knowledge and practice on Autonomy and Independence theory application were reassessed to evaluate its effect. Data were presented using descriptive statistics in form of frequencies and percentages for qualitative variables. Paired sample t test was used to compare pre and post program intervention. Result: Virtually 63% of nurses didn’t have perfect knowledge regarding nursing care for pemphigus diseased patients based on the concept of Henderson theory following application program, nurses knowledge rose to 80.73%. The percentage revealed statistically significant improvement on nurses knowledge (P-value=.000). The practical activities of the nurses showed significant improvement on physiological concepts assessments from 49.06% to 77.7% (P-value=.000), emotional /mental concepts from 14.00% to 68.8 %( P-value .000) and social and spiritual concepts from 22.00% to 71.1% (P-value=.000). Conclusions: Utilization of Henderson theory into clinical practice induced significant change on knowledge and practice among nurses in respect to nursing care for pemphigus diseased patients.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26460


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