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ISSN: 2638-6003

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2638-6003)

Effectiveness of Health Education Programmed on Knowledge regarding Management of Orthopedic Appliances among Fracture Patients at RL Jalappa Hospital, Kolar

Volume 1 - Issue 4

G Vijayalakshmi*

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    • Principal, Sri Devaraj Urs College of Nursing, Tamaka, Kolar, India

    *Corresponding author: G Vijayalakshmi, Principal Sri Devaraj Urs College of Nursing, Tamaka, Kolar, India

Received: June 15, 2018;   Published: June 22, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2018.01.000117

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Introduction: Effectiveness of health education programme was evaluated among forty patients diagnosed as having fracture and admitted at RLJH and RC with different types of orthopedic appliances.

Methodology: Using quasi experimental one group pre and post test design, patients were assessed for their knowledge followed by a health education programme was administered on management of orthopedic appliances among fracture patients. After seven days, a post test was conducted.

Findings: The results showed that structured health education programmed was effective in improving the knowledge score among fracture patients on management of orthopedic appliances.

Conclusion: Health professionals should spend some time with fracture patient to educate regarding orthopedic appliances and its related complications. So that, future occurrence of complications related to orthopedic appliances can be prevented.

Keywords: Knowledge; Health Education; Orthopedic Appliances; Fracture Patients

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