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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 7
First page : ( 2088) Last page : ( 2090)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00364.X

Improving Nurses Knowledge regarding to therapeutic Communication by implementing an Educational Program in Al Rashad Psychiatric Teaching Hospital at Baghdad City

Yas Ihsan W.1,*, Mohammed Saja H.2

1Academic Nurse, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad

2Prof. Dr. PHD in Psychiatric Nursing, Babylon University, College of Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing Department

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drgs54@yahoo.com, ihssan_com@yahoo.com

Online published on 17 October, 2017.



The nurse communicates with the patient in several ways and the most important one is the therapeutic communication and the nurse must learn to do it well. Therapeutic communication in many aspects of nursing used to giving information's, obtaining information from the patient; it's the important part of the nursing care in the psychiatric hospitals.


Assess the nurses’ knowledge in therapeutic communication and evaluate the improving of program.


Descriptive study was carried out from 1–5 to 30-11-2016, the study was conducted in psychiatric teaching hospital (Al-Rashad) in Baghdad city. The sample of the study consisted of 34 nurses working in psychiatric hospital selected according to the criteria of the study sample. A questionnaire was constricted by the researcher. It consist of (64) items. The content validity of the questionnaire was established through penal of 15 experts. Reliability of the study was 83% percentage data was analyzed by Cronbach's alpha.


The highest percent 52.9% for educational level was graduated from secondary nursing school; 44.1% are working for five years, there is a significant result between the pre-test and the posttest.


The study concluded that there is highly significant degree between the pre-test and the posttest lead for a positive improving and developing of nurse's knowledge about therapeutic communication.


The study is recommended to insert the educational programming the yearly continues learning program.



Nursing, Nurses, Knowledge, Therapeutic communication, educational program.


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