Volume 36, No. 01, Month JANUARY, Year 2021, Pages 68 - 76

Effect of learning program on nurse’ knowledge and skill improvement in caring for patients with cleft lip-cleft palate, khon kaen, thailand

Suteera Pradubwong, Darawan Augsornwan, Suntaree Numjaitaharn, Kesorn Lao-unka, Pattama Surit, Bowornsilp Chowchuen

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Objective: To evaluate pre- and post-knowledge of nurses through the usage of learning program in caring for patients with Cleft Lip and/or Palate, including users’ satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Methods: Experimental study was conducted in a separated group of nurses who participated in an education program on nurses’ knowledge in caring for patients with cleft lip-cleft palate. Both theoretical and skill training had been provided for 2 days. Data collection was done using pre- and post-test, satisfaction evaluation, and clinical outcomes assessment. Results: The survey on 36 female nurses with age range of 40-49 years old found a statistically significant increase in overall knowledge score (¯x = 77.86, df = 16.64, CI = 13.50-19.78., p <0.05) had the highest level of satisfaction with the overall learning program (4.59±0.63). Clinical outcomes revealed that among 18 patients in total with age range of 4-60 months, 11 patients were female and had cleft lip and cleft palate (61.11 percent). Significantly, the clinical outcomes were compatible with 5 target values.Conclusion: Learning Program on Nurses’ Knowledge and skill in Caring for Patients with Cleft Lip and/or Palate is usable. The nurses revealed higher score in issues and in overall with statistical significance. The nurses satisfied with the program and gained the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill which is useful in patient care. Clinical outcomes are at satisfied level, so this learning program should be distributed in broader scale


Learni ng programs; Knowledge; Satisfaction; Clinical outcomes; Cleft lip-palate


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