| Published: September 25, 2016
Effectiveness of Coping Strategy Training For Behavioural Modification among School Going Heart Defect Children after Surgery
The Congenital heart disease -CHD has come to be regarded as a chronic rather than terminal disease owing to dramatic advances in its medico surgical management paving the emerging recognition of behavior problem in children Thus, it is salient for healthcare providers to help children with CHD increase their resilience by using effective coping strategies. In the process of growing, middle child hood experience stress so called unexplainable emotion reflecting in behavior modification and the improvement outcomes depends upon on how they cope. It is noteworthy that persistent over stress will impair students’ academic achievement, interpersonal and intra personal development. This preliminary study is meant to obtain the effectiveness of coping strategies training among middle school children who have undergone heart defect surgery rejoining school after a break due to hospitalization. The objective is to examine the comparison between coping strategies trained (CST) CHD and coping strategy untrained (CSUT) CHD children. An experimental study involved 20 surgically operated CHD middle school children. The samples selected using simple randomized sampling which was divided into 2 groups ExperimentalGroup1 CST, ControlGroup2: Control group CSUT. A validated Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI) by Davidl. Tobin’s 72-itemQuestionnaire was used to assess coping thoughts and behaviors in response to a specific stressor .Highly significant coping skill was found in group1 who underwent CST .The CST trained children showed a positive approach towards their phase of life after complicated heart surgery.
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© 2016, M Jobson, R Subhashini
Received: July 14, 2016; Revision Received: August 25, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016