Adel Naeem, Hakemia Shaker Hassan, Tawfeeq F. R. Al-Auqbi
Abstract: Objective The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the Effectiveness of healthy nutritional educational program (HNEP) on clinical outcomes for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients at Baghdad Teaching Hospital.
Methodology A quasi-experimental design was carried out at Baghdad Teaching Hospital for period nine August 2016 to the nine August 2017. The program and instruments were constructed and developed by the researcher to measure the purpose of the study. The study sample consisted of (60) patients with NHL. Exposed to the HNEP. The measurement of effectiveness of HNEP on nutritional knowledge for NHL patients through the researcher use of knowledge test, Dietary assessment, anthropometric, blood test, Social habits test. Reliability of instrument was determined by test and retest and the instrument validity was determined through a panel of experts.
The analysis of data was performed through the application of description statistic ( frequency ,percentage and cumulative percent ,arithmetic mean and standard deviations) and Inferential statistical (Fisher Exact Probability test (F.E.P.T.), Chi-Square test, Student t-test for and ANOVA to present the differences between the pretest, posttest 1and posttest2
The results of the study showed that the effectiveness of HNEP on clinical outcomes for NHL patients is a positive.
The study concluded that the HNEP are effective in enhancing dietary habits and improving of side effects of treatment of NHL patients.
The study recommended that an HNEP can be designed and constructed for blood disease patients through the program ,an emphasis can be directed and oriented healthy nutritional. The patients can be encouraged for being participated in a special training programs designed and constructed to fulfill the patients' needs concerning defects and limitation in their practices and collaborative work can be issued between the ministry of health and higher education to provide such program.
Keywords: Effectiveness, healthy nutritional educational program, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma