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J Pak Med Assoc. 2020 Mar;70(3):477-481. doi: 10.5455/JPMA.15677.

Effectiveness of basic training session regarding the awareness of Ebola virus disease among nurses of public tertiary care hospitals of Lahore.

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1
Rawal College of Nursing, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS), Islamabad, Pakistan.
2
University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, Pakistan.
3
Dow University, Ojha Campus Karachi, Pakistan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effectiveness of basic training session regarding the awareness of ebola virus disease among nurses of public tertiary care hospitals.

METHODS:

The quasi-experimental study was conducted in Lahore, Pakistan, from November to December 2015, and comprised nurses working at three public tertiary care hospitals. Baseline and post intervention data was collected through a questionnaire, and was compared using SPSS 20 .

RESULTS:

The sample comprised 100 nurses. The mean baseline knowledge score was 3.93±2.519 which indicated poor knowledge. The post-intervention mean score was 13.18±1.192 and the difference was significant (p<0.05)..

CONCLUSIONS:

The basic training session regarding awareness of ebola virus disease was highly effective.

KEYWORDS:

Ebola virus disease, EVD, Epidemic, Knowledge, Training session.

PMID:
32207429
DOI:
10.5455/JPMA.15677
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