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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017, 5(6), 235-242
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-5-6-6
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Efficacy of Self Instructional Guide on Knowledge and Practices Regarding Care of Pre-Eclampsia Women among Staff Nurses

Shaimaa Hassan Mohamady1 and Sahar. A. Elkheshen2,

1lMaternal & Newborn Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences Faculty of Nursing, Helwan University

2Maternal & Newborn Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Nursing Major, Misr University for Science and Technology

Pub. Date: December 28, 2017

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Shaimaa Hassan Mohamady and Sahar. A. Elkheshen. Efficacy of Self Instructional Guide on Knowledge and Practices Regarding Care of Pre-Eclampsia Women among Staff Nurses. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017; 5(6):235-242. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-5-6-6


Background: Pre-eclampsia is one of the most common complications of pregnancy affecting both the mother and fetus and the management of pre-eclampsia is currently a rescue perspective, as opposed to a preventable approach. Aim of the study to evaluate the effect of self-instructional guide on knowledge and practices regarding pre-eclampsia among staff nurses. Design: A Quasi-experimental design was utilized. Setting: the current study was conducted in the obstetric and gynecologic department, Helwan General Hospital. Sample: A sample of 40 nurses was recruited according to inclusion criteria. Two tools were used for data collection (1) A structured interview questionnaire, included socio-demographic characteristics of the studied nurses, and nurse’s knowledge about care of pre-eclampsia (2) observation checklist included standards of nursing care of pre-eclampsia Both tools of evaluation were used to assess nurses’ level of knowledge and practice before / after three months of implementing the study. The main findings the self-instructional guide significantly improved the knowledge and practice of nurses regarding care of preeclampsia women. The self-instructional guide was useful in improving the knowledge of nurses in pretest 12.5% samples has good knowledge and 85% samples had good knowledge in posttest. The study recommended putting clear guidelines (policies, protocols and standards) of the different services such guides shall be prepared on various important subjects and made available for nurses working in clinical areas. It will be effective method of updating nurse's knowledge and practice regarding management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.

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