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Title: The impact of an interactive educational programme on children's nurses' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of children's pain, self-efficacy, and perceptions of barriers to optimal post-operative pain management in children
Author: Alreshidi, Nahar Mohammad
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 2222
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 2016
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Background Although post-operative pain management has been researched extensively, it does not receive the same attention from paediatric nurses in Saudi Arabia. Practices are not based on sound evidence, but there is a willingness to improve. The factors addressed in this study had not been considered together in any study, and each in turn was supported by only minimal evidence of variable quality. No work of significance had been undertaken in the context of Saudi Arabia or other Gulf nations. Aims The aim was to test the impact of an interactive online post-operative pain management education programme on paediatric nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of children’s pain; self-efficacy; and perceptions of barriers to optimal practice. Study Design A non-equivalent groups pre-test post-test design was used. A sample of 229 paediatric nurses working in surgical wards in Hail region hospitals was recruited (intervention n=135; control n=94) and completed four instruments to test the study variables on three occasions: before the intervention, and at one and three months afterwards. The intervention was an interactive educational programme on DVD with explanations, exercises, video presentations and self-check games. Analysis of categorical variables was undertaken using descriptive statistics, and ANOVA inferential statistics were used to compare the results within and between groups. Results In the intervention group statistically significant, positive changes were seen in all attributes other than nurses’ perceptions of children’s pain. Such changes were not observed in the control group. Participants were explicit in approval of the intervention. Conclusion The online education programme was effective in equipping Saudi nurses with the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to undertake effective post-operative pain management. Shift patterns, geographical distances and cultural issues in Saudi hospitals make attendance at educational events difficult, so this approach could exert a notable impact on clinical practice throughout Saudi Arabia.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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