Nursing Intervention for Caregivers of Post Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients at Home

Authors

  • Asmaa Farouk Mohamed1, Nawal Soliman2 , Hemat Abd-El-Moneem El-Sayied2 , Asmaa Talaat3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2290

Keywords:

Autologous bone marrow transplantation, caregivers, nursing intervention, home.

Abstract

Background: Autologous bone marrow transplantation is a curative procedure forhematological diseases
and immune deficiencies. The unique and intensive nature of this treatment requires distinctive care during
and post the entire transplant course. Nursing intervention for caregivers post autologous bone marrow
transplantation patients at home is an important component of the care that improves and develops knowledge
and practice of the caregivers, to take care of the patients in order to help them followthe demanding treatment
plan to reach recovery.
Aim to evaluate the effect of nursing intervention for caregivers of post-autologous bone marrow
transplantation patients at home.
Material and Method: A Quasi-experimental study was carried out among convenient sample of 143
patients and their caregivers who attended the follow up clinic during the first six months post autologous
bone marrow transplantation. The study was conducted among patients and their caregivers in three different
hospitals Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital, National oncology institute, and Nasser institute at outpatient’s
follow-up clinics.A self-administered questionnaire of patients and their caregivers’ demographic data,
and reported checklist of caregivers’ knowledge and practices toward post-autologous bone marrow
transplantation patients at home.
Results: There was astatistically significant difference between pre and post nursing intervention, which
indicate improvement in caregivers’ knowledge and practice post implementation of the nursing intervention
program, and positive correlation between their knowledge and practice.
Conclusion and Recommendations: Although caregivers had adequate knowledge, practice on some
aspects, gaps were identified. There is a need for educational interventions and discharge plan to upgrade
knowledge and practices of the caregivers of post autologous bone marrow transplantation patient at home.

Author Biography

Asmaa Farouk Mohamed1, Nawal Soliman2 , Hemat Abd-El-Moneem El-Sayied2 , Asmaa Talaat3

1M.Sc.N., Community Health Nursing, 2Professors of Community Health Nursing, 3Lecturer of Community Health
Nursing, Faculty of Nursing-Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Asmaa Farouk Mohamed1, Nawal Soliman2 , Hemat Abd-El-Moneem El-Sayied2 , Asmaa Talaat3. (2021). Nursing Intervention for Caregivers of Post Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients at Home. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 112-117. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2290

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