Access to Information, Treatment Care for Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate from Pregnancy to 5 Years of Age in Khon Kaen Province

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Titinan Suphankhum
Nongluk Saentarana
Suteera Pradubwong
Chinorose Piyakulmala
Yupin Paggasang
Bowornsilp Chowchuen

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) have a severe impact on patients and their families, it usually takes a long time for treatment care. Therefore, we want to know about the accessibility of care plan of the CLP patients.


Methodology: The descriptive study of mothers with CLP children in Khon Kaen province who received treatment at the Tawanchai Center from birth to 5 years. It takes 15 minutes per person by telephone interview to collect general data such as information accessibility during pregnancy or during taking treatment, and patient right of treatment. The data will be analyzed and shown in percentage statistics.


Results: There were 44 systemic patients, 36 of which were interviewed (81.82 percent), mostly female, they were in the age range of 0-2 years and had both cleft lip and cleft palate at 63.88%, 66.66 and 47.22% respectively. The access of information during pregnancy of pre-pregnancy preparation, various risk factors, and the chance of recurrence was relatively low by 37.50%. After 3 months of pregnancy, information assessment of care plan had increased by 62.86%, from birth to 6 months, information assessment of care plan had increased by 82.76%. Lastly, information assessment of receiving palatoplasty treatment and patient rights were 100%.


Conclusion: Information accessibility of pre-pregnancy preparation, various risk factors, the chances of recurrence and protection are relatively low, while information assessment of receiving palatoplasty treatment and patient rights are good. Proactive planning to prevent CLP is the important concern for the team to continue.

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Suphankhum T, Saentarana N, Pradubwong S, Piyakulmala C, Paggasang Y, Chowchuen B. Access to Information, Treatment Care for Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate from Pregnancy to 5 Years of Age in Khon Kaen Province. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];37(4):337-45. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/254091
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