Doubts of caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate on postoperative care after cheiloplasty and palatoplasty

  • Armando dos Santos Trettene University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro Razera University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Thaís de Oliveira Maximiano University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Aline Godoi Luiz University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Gisele da Silva Dalben University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Marcia Ribeiro Gomide University of São Paulo; Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies

Abstract

Objective To identify the main doubts of caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate on postoperative care after cheiloplasty and palatoplasty. Method Cross-sectional study carried out in a reference hospital, between September and November 2012. The sample was composed of 50 individuals divided in two groups, of which 25 caregivers of children submitted to cheiloplasty, and 25 of children submitted to palatoplasty. The doubts were identified by an interview applied during the preoperative nursing consultation and were then categorized by similarity. Descriptive statistics was used for analysis of the outcomes. Results Concerning cheiloplasty, the doubts were related to feeding (36%), hygiene and healing (24% each), pain and infection (8% each). With regard to palatoplasty, the doubts were related to feeding (48%), hygiene (24%), pain (16%), bleeding (8%) and infection (4%). Conclusion The study evidenced the concern of caregivers in relation to feeding and care of the postoperative wound.

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Published
2014-12-01
How to Cite
Trettene, A., Razera, A., Maximiano, T., Luiz, A., Dalben, G., & Gomide, M. (2014). Doubts of caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate on postoperative care after cheiloplasty and palatoplasty . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 48(6), 993-998. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420140000700005
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