Effectiveness of Learning Enrichment Programme on the Attittude Regarding Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Its Management among Caregivers of Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Authors

  • Ashly Zacharias
  • Anagha Jimmy
  • Riya Mathew
  • Shine Thomas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijonc.v9i2.16385

Keywords:

Effectiveness, Learning enrichment program, Attitude.

Abstract

The incidence of cancer has seen a remarkable increase in the recent times and chemotherapy occupies
a pivotal role in the recovery process of the patient. Several types of cancer are now considered curable
with chemotherapy even in advanced stages. The client who is at high risk for recurrence but shows no
evidence of current disease may be a candidate for chemotherapy. The primary objective of the study is to
assess the effectiveness of learning enrichment program on attitude regarding side effects of chemotherapy
and its management among care givers of patients receiving chemotherapy. Hence the research approach
selected for study was quantitative research approach. One group pretest posttest experimental research
design was used. 30 care givers of patients receiving chemotherapy were selected from the oncology ward
and day care center by using convenience sampling technique. Attitude was assessed by using attitude
scale. The group was offered a learning enrichment program regarding side effect and its management of
chemotherapy. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result shows
that there is significant improvement in the level of attitude of care givers of clients receiving chemotherapy
regarding side effects of chemotherapy and its management after learning enrichment programme with a
mean difference 6.11at p>O.O5 level of significance.

Author Biographies

Ashly Zacharias

BSC Nursing Students, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala

Anagha Jimmy

BSC Nursing Students, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala

Riya Mathew

BSC Nursing Students, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala

Shine Thomas

Associate Professor, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala

Published

2021-06-28