Exercise Training Program and Telenursing Effects on Depression and Fatigue Level in B- Thalathemia Major Children
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 191-200
Received: Aug. 28, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 5, 2016; Published: Oct. 11, 2016
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Fawzia El Sayed Ali Abusaad, Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Mansoura City, Egypt
Mohamed Mahmoud Sarhan, Pediatric Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura City, Egypt
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Background: B-Thalassemia major considered as a serious life-threatening disease for pediatric population that causes substantial disruption in all aspects of child life. With advanced, effective management and even cure of thalassemia become possible, attention is drawn to the evaluation of depression and fatigue that accompany suffering children. Aims: investigate the effects of exercise training program combined with 3 months nurse –telephone follow up calls on depression and fatigue level in children with B-thalassemia major. Design and Method: A quasi experimental study was conducted on 60 thalassemic children who selected randomly after fulfilling the criteria of selection at hematology outpatient clinic of mansoura university children's hospital using three tools of data collection; structured interview questionnaire, depression inventory and fatigue scale. Exercise training either aerobic and anaerobic types was specific for the study subjects and they were followed by telephone follow up calls for three months by the researchers. Results: All thalassemic children suffer from depression with different categories and 95% of them suffer from fatigue before intervention. With telenursing follow up calls the total score of depression and fatigue were decreased after one month of exercise performance than before and continuously decreased after three months of exercise performance. Conclusion: The exercise training program combined by follow up calls was effective in decreasing depression and fatigue among thalassemic children after one and three months of intervention. Recommendation: It is suggested for performing and training the regular exercises as a routine care for those pediatric population.
Exercise Program, Tele nursing, Depression, Fatigue, Major thalassemia, Children
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Fawzia El Sayed Ali Abusaad, Mohamed Mahmoud Sarhan, Exercise Training Program and Telenursing Effects on Depression and Fatigue Level in B- Thalathemia Major Children, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2016, pp. 191-200. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160505.14
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