Effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding critical care nutrition among ICU Staff Nurses from selected Hospitals
Meghavarsha Rajen Lakra and Shubhangi Malavade
Proper nutrition is one of the most essential elements of being healthy and living a long life. People deal with food every day, and food has been a part of life since the beginning of civilization. Diet plays a major role in deciding how healthy we are and how well our body functions.1 Critically ill patients require adequate nutritional support to meet energy requirements both during and after intensive care unit stay to protect against severe catabolism and prevent significant deconditioning. ICU patients often suffer from chronic critical illness causing an increase in energy expenditure, leading to proteolysis and related muscle loss.3
Title: Effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding Critical Care Nutrition among ICU staff nurses from selected hospitals. A Quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design was adopted for the study. Sixty ICU staff nurses were selected from different hospitals. Non-probability convenient sampling technique adopted. A structured questionnaire was prepared.
Result: In pre-test, the data revealed that 18 (30%) of the respondents had poor knowledge, around 41 (68.33%) respondents had average knowledge and only 1 (1.66%) respondent had good knowledge. In post-test, after administration of information booklet, the data showed that none of the respondents had poor knowledge, about 40 (66.66%) of respondents had average knowledge and 20 (33.33%) of total respondents had good knowledge regarding Critical Care Nutrition. There was difference in the pre-test mean score 12.35 (41.16%) and post-test mean score 18.93 (63.1%). The ‘z’ test shows significant difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge score.
Conclusion: The information booklet was effective in providing knowledge regarding Critical Care Nutrition to ICU staff nurses.
Meghavarsha Rajen Lakra, Shubhangi Malavade. Effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding critical care nutrition among ICU Staff Nurses from selected Hospitals . Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2021;3(2):86-89. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2021.v3.i2b.76