Objective Nurses play a strong role in helping patients reduce their risk for disease and make informed lifestyle changes. Reliability of the nurses is critical for them to serve as role models and educators. The aim of the present study was to improve nurse knowledge of post-myocardial infarction rehabilitation at selected hospitals in Indore through a newly designed self-instructional module. Methods Sixty cardiac center staff nurses were administered a questionnaire, a pre-test on cardiac care and the self-instructional module. Five days after the nurses were administered the module, a post-test was given to assess the gain in knowledge on in post-myocardial infarction cardiac rehabilitation. Results The mean pre-test score was 8.27 ± 4.40 but increased to 23.18 ± 3.69 in the post-test following administration of the self-instructional module. The change in score was statistically significant (P < 0.0001) indicating that the self-instructional module was instrumental in increasing knowledge of post-myocardial infarction rehabilitation. Conclusions The results of this study highlight the need for continuing education of nurses in cardiac rehabilitation. Self-instructional modules are a useful tool for furthering nurse education.
Choure, N., Chandrawanshi, H. K., Rajput, M. S., Sehgal, S., Patliya, M. E., & Sarkar, P. D. (2015). The effectiveness of self instructional module on cardiac rehabilitation. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2(3), 317–323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.07.004