Evaluation of Nurses' Knowledge toward Tonsillitis in Children

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Lamia Rikan Fathal, Asmehan Adnan AL- naqeeb, Afifa Radha Aziz


Background: Tonsillitis is a frequent respiratory tract condition that can affect both children and adults due to bacterial and viral infection. The goal of this study is to determine the  effective  of the educational program of nurses' knowledge on nursing care for  children with tonsillitis.

Methods: The study used a quasi-experimental design for the pre- and post-test. The sample consisted of 60 nurses from Al-Haboubi Teaching Hospital .Each group included thirty nurses as study and control group . The questionnaire's dependability was proven through empirical study, and it was then submitted to specialists for validation. The total number of items in the questionnaire was 23 Item. Self-reports were used to collect data, The study started from 12th of December 2022 up to 15th of May 2023. The study evaluated by using SPSS program.

Results: According to the findings ,more than half of nurses had low responses knowledge before implementing the educational program, while after implementing the program nurses express high knowledge  . The study revealed a significant difference between the study and control groups during post-test I, post-test II period P<0.05.

Conclusions: The study concluded that the educational program was effective in improving nurses' knowledge which included in the study. The study recommended to adapt the constructed program by Ministry of Health, as training program for nurse's care toward child after tonsillectomy in hospitals.

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