Educational Program for Empowering Mothers of Fewer Than Five Children to Overcome Sickle Cell Crisis

Nagat Farouk Abolwafa
Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University
Aml Sayed Ali
Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University

Abstract

Background: one of most blood disorder hereditary is sickle cell anemia; it has a series crises and results to children who have it. Also, empowerment is measurement that established in order to enhance the self-determination and autonomy via support and engagement. Therefore, the level of mothers' education and their engagement are important elements for caring with high-quality the children who have sickle cell crises (SCC).

Objective: To empower mothers of fewer than five children to manage sickle cell crises through engagement and education.

Method: A quasi-experimental (pretest/ posttest) research design was used.

Setting: The study was conducted in pediatric hematology clinic at Minia University Hospital for Obstetrics and Pediatrics.

Sample: A purposive sample composed of 50 mothers who have fewer than five children to manage sickle cell crises.

Tools: Two tools were used to collect data including, first: Interview questionnaire sheet, second: Empowerment scale.

Results: Result of this study showed that there was significant improvement in mothers' knowledge about sickle cell crises in post/test.

Conclusion: after the implementation of the program there was remarkable improvement of mothers' knowledge. Mothers' empowerment was low in pre/test and improved in post/test with statistical significant difference between pre and post/test.

Recommendations: There should be a continuous developing educational program for empowering and engaging mothers in caring for their children with sickle cell anemia.

Abstract

Background: one of most blood disorder hereditary is sickle cell anemia; it has a series crises and results to children who have it. Also, empowerment is measurement that established in order to enhance the self-determination and autonomy via support and engagement. Therefore, the level of mothers' education and their engagement are important elements for caring with high-quality the children who have sickle cell crises (SCC).


Objective: To empower mothers of fewer than five children to manage sickle cell crises through engagement and education.


Method: A quasi-experimental (pretest/ posttest) research design was used.


Setting: The study was conducted in pediatric hematology clinic at Minia University Hospital for Obstetrics and Pediatrics.


Sample: A purposive sample composed of 50 mothers who have fewer than five children to manage sickle cell crises.


Tools: Two tools were used to collect data including, first: Interview questionnaire sheet, second: Empowerment scale.


Results: Result of this study showed that there was significant improvement in mothers' knowledge about sickle cell crises in post/test.


Conclusion: after the implementation of the program there was remarkable improvement of mothers' knowledge. Mothers' empowerment was low in pre/test and improved in post/test with statistical significant difference between pre and post/test.


Recommendations: There should be a continuous developing educational program for empowering and engaging mothers in caring for their children with sickle cell anemia.

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Abolwafa, N.; Ali, A. Educational Program for Empowering Mothers of Fewer Than Five Children to Overcome Sickle Cell Crisis. ijnd 2019, 9, 21-31.
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