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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2016

Dong Xiaofang

Speaker at Nursing World Conference 2016 - Dong Xiaofang
Zhengzhou University, China
Title : A qualitative research on experience of stroke patients with dysphagia provided nutrition through intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding


Objective: To explore the real-life experience of stroke patients with dysphagia, who were provided nutrition through intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding, so as to provide evidence for the widely use of intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding.

Methods: 10 stroke patients with dysphagia, who were fed with intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding after intolerant to conventional gastric tube feeding, were chosen for study through purposeful sampling from the best hospital in Henan province, China. Intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding was done by nurses, who put a nutrition tube from month to upper esophagus. The nutrition tube, similar to gastric tube, had CO2 detector so that the nurses can avoid inserting the tube into trachea. Qualitative Research Method was used for in-depth interview and recording and Colaizzi’s method was used for data collecting and data analyzing.

Results: After analysis, their experience after using intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding were summarized into 5 aspects, including keeping self-esteem, aiding comfort, swallowing function improvement, increase of adherence, hoping more care and information from professionals.

Conclusion: Even though intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding is a new method to provide nutrition for stroke patients with dysphagia, it proves to overcome conventional gastric tube’s disadvantages through this research and other quantitative research. It is meaningful to widely use intermittence oro-esophageal tube feeding so as to provide more useful evidence for the use of this method.


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