Zeinab Sameir Ibrahime, Hussein Fareid Weshahy, Hala Mohammed Ghanem, Esmat Sayed Abdelmaged
Tympanoplasty is a surgical technique to repair a defect in the tympanic membrane with the location of a graft. Aim: To evaluate the effect of the designed nursing guidelines for patients undergoing tympanoplasty on patients knowledge and post tympanoplasty complications. Research Design: Quasi-experimental research design. Setting: Otolaryngology Department and Outpatient Clinics at Assiut University Hospital. Patients: A sample of 60 adult male and female patients with tympanic membrane perforation. Those patients were equally divided into study and control groups 30 patients for each. Tools: Tool I: Patient Questionnaire Sheet: Tool II: Patients evaluation sheet. Result: Study group showed statistically significant improvement in their level of knowledge (P<0.01). and decrease postoperative complications than the control group. Conclusion: Application of designed nursing guidelines for patients undergoing tympanoplasty showed significant improvement in patients’ knowledge and decrease postoperative complications. Recommendations: Patients undergoing tympanoplasty should be provided with sufficient written information about preoperative and postoperative teaching and home instructions.
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