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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 98) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00020.4

Effectiveness of Assisted self directed learning on knowledge regarding basic Electrocardiogram and Interpretation of Myocardial Infarction among staff nurses

Tomar Divya1,*, Murugan R Vel2, Chugh Deepa3

1M. Sc. Nursing CVTN, National Heart Institute, New Delhi

2Assistant Professor, National Heart Institute, New Delhi

3Associate Professor, National Heart Institute, New Delhi

*Corresponding Author E-mail: divyatomar94.dt@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.



It is important for nurse to analyze the ECG accurately, which will aid in early recognition and treatment of myocardial infarction (MI)


This study assessed the level of knowledge of staff nurses regarding basic ECG and interpretation of MI using Assisted Self Directed Learning (ASDL). It also aimed at finding out association between post test knowledge scores and selected variables.


The study was carried in selected hospital of Delhi among staff nurses. A one group pre-test posy-test design was adopted. 60 registered nurses working in cardiology department including ICCU and wards were recruited through purposive sampling technique. The ASDL was provided for 1 hour and post test was the administered one week after ASDL. Results: Analysis showed statistically significant (p=0.05) increase in the post test assessment scores of staff nurses. Conclusion: Findings revealed that ASDL to improved the knowledge of staff nurses regarding basic ECG and interpretation of MI.



Knowledge, basic ECG, interpretation of MI, Assisted self directed learning, staff nurses.


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