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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(6), 430-436
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-10
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Effect of Nursing Program on Improving Nurses’ Knowledge and Skills Regarding Care of Eclamptic Women

EkbalAbd El Rheem Emam1, and Nahed Mousa Saber2

1Woman Health and Obstetric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

2Maternal and New born Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Pub. Date: October 08, 2018

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EkbalAbd El Rheem Emam and Nahed Mousa Saber. Effect of Nursing Program on Improving Nurses’ Knowledge and Skills Regarding Care of Eclamptic Women. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(6):430-436. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-10


Eclampsia proceeds to be a major problem, particularly in developing countries that, adding significantly to high maternal mortality and mobility rate. Maternity nurses can play a major role in prevention of maternal death related to eclampsia. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of nursing program on improving nurses’ knowledge and skills regarding care of eclamptic women. Subjects and methods: A quasi-experimental (pre-post) design was adopted to reach the stated aim and conducted at inpatient units in obstetrics & gynecology and child Minia University. A total sample of 60 nurses participated in the study. A Structured Interview Questionnaire form used for data collection including personal characteristics, knowledge and practice about eclamptic women. Results: the finding of this study revealed that, more than quarter of nurses had poor knowledge (30.0%), but after program (75.0%) of nurses had good knowledge. There was statistically significant difference before / after program (p=< 0.05) related to total knowledge regarding care of eclampsia women. Practice regarding care of eclampsia women, less than quarter of nurses of pre-program (23.3%) had poor practice and post-program (83.3%) had good practice. Conclusion: There were gaps between before/after program related to nurses’ knowledge and practice in the area of managing eclamptic women. Recommendations: Regular training programs for performance to encourage nursing updated and improve their practice.

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