Nursing and Health Vol. 3(3), pp. 84 - 89
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030304
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Electro Convulsive Therapy: Impact of an Educational Program in Developing Knowledge and Attitude of Psychiatric Nurses Working at Psychiatric Hospital Jeddah


Amal I., Khalil 1,2,*, Aziza G. Alsulami 3, Alaa Alfaisal 3
1 Department of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Menofyia University, Egypt
2 Department of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia
3 King Saud Bin Abdalaziz University for Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT

Objective: Despite the evidence based effectiveness of ECT in treating mental disorders, there are many misconception and lack of knowledge among nurses who are typically at the forefront of providing care before, during and after the procedure. The aim of the present study was to explore the impact of educational program on the knowledge and attitudes towards ECT among nursing staffs working in psychiatric hospital, Jeddah. Participants and Methods: Quasi-experimental design was used with a convenient sample of 20 nurses' working at psychiatric hospital Jeddah affiliated to Ministry of Health. Saudi Arabia. A self-administered questionnaire consists 28 – items was administered before and after the educational program. Results: 80% of participants had more than 3 years of work experience The paired Test sample showed the significant difference the mean score of participants on ECT program pre-test was 65.4 and that their mean score of the total post-test was 71.4 and the difference is statistically significant in favor of the post-test ( t = 2.80, P < .011)The mean score of participants' knowledge and attitudes was 45.15, 25.25 respectively, with no significance (P>0.05) difference with their demographic background. Conclusion: Providing and expanding accurate knowledge about ECT is necessary in order to improve the attitudes towards ECT. Despite the limitations of the study, the findings were extremely promising.

KEYWORDS
Electroconvulsive Therapy, Nursing Staff, Attitude, Knowledge, Educational Program

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Amal I., Khalil , Aziza G. Alsulami , Alaa Alfaisal , "Electro Convulsive Therapy: Impact of an Educational Program in Developing Knowledge and Attitude of Psychiatric Nurses Working at Psychiatric Hospital Jeddah," Nursing and Health, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 84 - 89, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030304.

(b). APA Format:
Amal I., Khalil , Aziza G. Alsulami , Alaa Alfaisal (2015). Electro Convulsive Therapy: Impact of an Educational Program in Developing Knowledge and Attitude of Psychiatric Nurses Working at Psychiatric Hospital Jeddah. Nursing and Health, 3(3), 84 - 89. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030304.