SELF CARE PRACTICES OF PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR DISC PROLAPSE IN THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD

ahmed, nematallah ; Elkodosy, S ; Abo elata, A ; Hindam H 


Abstract


Background: Self care practices affect the progress of many diseases including lumbar disc prolapse. Self care practices have been shown to lessen pain and depression and to improve quality of life. Aim: This study aimed to assess self care practices of patients with lumbar disc prolapse in the post operative period. Setting: This study conducted at neuro-surgery department and outpatient clinic at Azhar university hospital in New Damietta city. A convenience sample of 124 adult patients diagnosed with lumbar disc prolapsed was included in the study. Tool of data collection: data collected using structured interview questionnaire, it included two parts: Personal data and Self-care practices for patients with lumbar disc prolapse. Results: The result of present study showed that most of the studied patients had unsatisfactory self care practices in the post operative period. Conclusion: Most of the studied patients need improve self care practices regarding to unsatisfactory self care practices and there wasn't statistically significance relation between demographic data and self care practices. Recommendations: Design patient educational materials include comprehensive information, including proper self care practices of patients with lumbar disc prolapse in the post operative period . The health education program should be tailored every patient's individual needs .


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Keywords Lumbar disc prolapse, postoperative period, self care practices.
Issue Date 2018
Journal Egyptian journal of health care 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/170115


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