Impact of video-based teaching program on the knowledge and implementation of post-surgical exercises in patients with abdominal operations


George D Honnalli and Basavaraj Hadapad

Volume: 07 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing
Received Date: 03/04/2024
Acceptance Date: 03/20/2024
Published On: 2024-03-29
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George D Honnalli and Basavaraj Hadapad Impact of video-based teaching program on the knowledge and implementation of post-surgical exercises in patients with abdominal operations International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing. 2024; 07(01): -p.

Certain strategies after surgery can lead to pulmonary and other post-operative complications. Engaging in post-operative activities such as Deep Breathing, using an Incentive Spirometer, Coughing Exercises, along with Wrist, Arm and Shoulder, Leg, Early Ambulation, and Turning Exercises can help restore the normal functions of the lungs, intercostal muscles, diaphragm, and abdominal muscles. Materials/methods: The proposed study employed a Quasi-Experimental research design, specifically utilizing a pre-test post-test approach with a control group. A non-probability purposive sampling technique was applied to select 40 patients undergoing abdominal surgery for the research. Data collection utilized a semi-structured knowledge questionnaire and an observational practice checklist. Analysis of the collected data involved employing descriptive and inferential statistics, including frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, paired “t” test, and unpaired “t” test. Results: The findings of the study demonstrated that the overall mean post-test knowledge score in the experimental group was 16.60+/-0.94 which was significantly higher than in the control group 10.05+/-0.94. The study’s results indicated that the average post-test practice score in the experimental group was 10.05+/-0.49, showing a significant increase compared to the control group’s score of 3.60+/-0.68.
Conclusion : The study statistically proved that VATP on post-operative exercises designed by the investigator was highly effective.

Keywords: Video assisted teaching programme, Post-operative, Abdominal surgery.



George D Honnalli and Basavaraj Hadapad Impact of video-based teaching program on the knowledge and implementation of post-surgical exercises in patients with abdominal operations International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing. 2024; 07(01): -p.


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