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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 281) Last page : ( 286)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00056.2

Impact of Education Program Regarding Antipsychoticsrelated Side Effects upon Knowledge of Nurses working in Psychiatric Teaching Hospitals of Baghdad City

Al-Salhee Ali Mlaghy Shakhat1, Al-Ameri Maan Hameed Ibrahim2

1Psychiatric and Mental health Nursing Ministry of Health, Iraq

2Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing University of Baghdad, Iraq

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

Objectives

To assess nurse knowledge's regarding side effects of antipsychotics medications. To evaluate of nurses knowledge's regarding side effects of antipsychotics medications before and after training sessions. Study was conducted at Al-Rashad Psychiatric teaching hospital) starting from 18th of February 2018 to 1st of December 2018. A random sample of 50 nurses, 25 nurse working in Al-Rashad Psychiatric teaching hospital (study group) and 25 nurses working in Ibn-Rushd Psychiatric teaching hospital control group). The study shows male-nurse are more than female-nurse, highest percentage of them within 30–39 years old (36.0%) have 1–5 years of experience in general wards, (42.0%) of them have 1–5 years of experience in psychiatric wards, majority of nurses (80.0%) have not participated in any training course regarding sideeffects antipsychotics medications, and nearly half of them with diploma level. Also the study found there are significant differences between pre-test assessments with post-1 test and post-2 tests. A significant increase in knowledge's level over time for the Study group.

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Keywords

Nurse Staff, Knowledge, Side effects, Antipsychotics.

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