International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Experimental Result Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024


A Pre Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching about Knowledge regarding Initial Drug Use in Myocardial Infarction among Staff Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals

Nayana N. Kitey | Ancy Ramesh [4]


Abstract: Coronary heart disease accounting for 17.3 million per year, 3.8 million male and 3.4 million female are affected with cardiovascular disease. It is a major public health problem in developing countries. [1] Emergency management and immediate treatment of myocardial infarction will help to avoid heart attack and associated complications. [2] Treatment of myocardial infarction is critical. When the patient reaches the hospital, the first goal is to minimize the size of infarct. [3] Objectives: To assess the existing knowledge of staff nurses about initial drug use in myocardial infarction. To determine the effectiveness of planned teaching about initial drug use in myocardial infarction among staff nurses working in selected hospitals. To associate the knowledge of staff nurses about initial drug use in myocardial infarction with selected demographic variables. Methods and Materials: A quantitative one group pre - test post - test design was used. Sixty staff nurses was collected by using non - probability convenient sampling technique. Inclusion criteria staff nurses who are willing to participate in the study, who are available at the time of data collection and able to read and write English. Exclusion criteria Staff nurses who suffered from myocardial infarction. Those who attended similar type of teaching programme regarding initial drug use in myocardial infarction. Framed the item and same were incorporated into the tool and planned teaching programme. The reliability of questionnaire was done by split half method using Karl Pearson formula. . Results: In Pre - test the test 7 (11.66%) subjects were having poor level of knowledge, 43 (71.66%) subjects were having average level of knowledge, 10 (16.66%) were having good level of knowledge. The minimum score was 10 and the maximum score was 20, the mean score was 15.28 and pre - test SD was 2.3. In Post - test 9 (15%) of the subjects were having good level of knowledge, 19 (31.66%) subjects were having very good level of knowledge and 32 (53.33%) subjects were having excellent level of knowledge score. The minimum score was 18 and the maximum score was 33, the mean score was 26.61.


Keywords: initial drug, myocardial infarction, staff nurses


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 870 - 873


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