Effectiveness of communication board on communication and level of frustration among mechanically ventilated post cardiothoracic surgery patients

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Pramila Gaudel and Jamuna Bai

Mechanically ventilated patients experience many barriers while communicating their needs. It is important to develop alternative methods of communicating for those patients. The objectives of the present study were: to assess the communication and level of frustration among the selected patients, to assess the effectiveness of communication board on communication and level of frustration , to find correlation between communication and level of frustration, to find association between communication and level of frustration among patients. A quantitative research approach, true experimental design with a post test only control group design was adopted. A total sample size of 60 was selected by random sampling. Findings of the study showed that the communication board was effective in improving communication (t= 9.051, p = 0.001) and frustration (t= -6.604, p = 0.001) of mechanically ventilated post cardio thoracic surgery patients. There was a statistical significant strong negative correlation (r= -.543) between the communication and level of frustration. And there was no significant association between communication and level of frustration (p=0.05) with their selected baseline variables in both the experimental and control group. To conclude, communication board helped to improve communication and erase frustration of mechanically ventilated patients to some extent.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.2986.0160