International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Effectiveness of implementing evidence-based guidelines on nurses' knowledge regarding caring of aborted women
Hanan Abd El Monem Mohammed, Hoda Abd-Elazim Mohamed and Hany Hassan Kamel
Nurses and midwives are on the frontlines of the health care workforce, so they should have evidence knowledge to deliver the care and information in a therapeutic, nonbiased manner to the aborted woman.
Aim: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing evidence-based guidelines on nurses' knowledge regarding caring for aborted women.
Subjects and Methods: Quasi-experimental research design (one group pre-test, post-test) was utilized to fulfill the aim of this study.
Setting: This study was conducted in obstetrics, labor, and gynecological departments at Minia university hospital for maternity and child.
Sample: convenient sample included 55 nurses.
Tool: A self-administered questionnaire was used.
Results: The study's main findings revealed that nearly three-quarters of the studied nurses (72.7%) had a poor level of total knowledge regarding abortion before implementing evidence guidelines. However, 89.1% and 74.6% of them had good knowledge in immediate and Post three months after evidence guidelines, respectively, with statistically significant differences between pre and post-implementation of evidence-based guidelines in which p-value < 0.001. In addition, there was a statistically significant relation between pre-test knowledge of nurses with their age and year of experience in which P-value ≤ 0.0009 & 0.0003 respectively.
Conclusion: Implementing evidence-based guidelines effectively significantly improved nurses' knowledge of caring for aborted women.
Recommendation: The nursing curriculum should include updated evidence-based knowledge in abortion care and the distribution of brochures and pamphlets for nurses as guidance concerning abortion.
Hanan Abd El Monem Mohammed, Hoda Abd-Elazim Mohamed, Hany Hassan Kamel. Effectiveness of implementing evidence-based guidelines on nurses' knowledge regarding caring of aborted women. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2022;4(1):05-14.