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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.



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.



Nurse Staff, Knowledge, Side effects, Antipsychotics.


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