Impact of Educational Program on Nurses’ Knowledge toward Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Mosul Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Coronary artery bypass graft, educational program, nurses knowledge.
Background: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a common surgery to treat coronary artery disease
which is the leading reason of death in advanced countries. It involves a section of a vein or an artery to
produce a connection (or bypass) between the aorta and the coronary artery beyond the obstruction.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the nurses’ knowledge toward CABG, to identify
the impact of the educational program, and to determine the relation between nurses’ knowledge and their
Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of educational program
on nurses’ knowledge regarding to CABG. A non-probability purposive sample consisting of (40) nurses.
The samples were divided into two equal groups (study and control). An educational program was focus
to administer for the study group. All participants completed a self-administered instruments at pre and
post-tests. The assessment was carried out during the period from 17th of January, 2018 to 4th of May, 2018.
The Instrument validity was determined through content validity, by a panel of experts.Reliability of the
instrument was determined through the use of test- retest approach.
Results: The results revealed that the mean post- test knowledge scores in the study group were significantly
higher than mean pre- test knowledge score.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the educational program had great effective on emerging and
enhancing nurses› knowledge regarding CABG.
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