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Knowledge of Student Nurses Regarding Interpretation of Electrocardiogram: A Pre-Experimental Study

Journal: Nursing & Healthcare International Journal (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 1-5

Keywords : ECG; Interpretation; Knowledge; Student Nurses; Students;

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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in many regions worldwide, accounting for nearly one third of global deaths. Electrocardiography is the most commonly used diagnostic procedure in cardiology. If ECG properly interpreted, it contributes significantly to the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac disorders. Methodology: In the present study, one group Pre-test post-test design was selected to assess the effectiveness of computer simulated teaching on E.C.G and its interpretation among nursing students. The study was conducted among 60 B. Sc. Nursing (3rd & 4th Year) Students at Miranda College of Nursing, Bangalore. The samples were selected by nonprobability purposive sampling technique. Results: In the present study, 50% of the respondents fall between the ages of 19-22 years. Majority of the respondents (87%) were females. Majority of the respondents 73% were Hindus, 23% Christians and remaining 4% were Muslims. The pretest mean knowledge score was 17.33 and post test score was 30.88 with paired “t” test value of 31.894 which was significant at 0.05 levels. There was significant association among level of knowledge and religion, father's education and source of information. Discussion: The knowledge regarding ECG interpretation is crucial for the student nurses. Early diagnosis may save the life of cardiac patient. ECG interpretation knowledge can be pivotal in clinical practice and academic. There should be an orientation program for nurses to enhance the knowledge regarding ECG interpretation

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