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Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n9 p60-70 2015

Intracranial surgery means any surgery performed inside the skull to treat problems in the brain and surrounding structures. Aim: Evaluate the impact of nursing educational program on reducing or preventing postoperative complications for patients after intracranial surgery. Subjects and methods: Sixty adult patients had intracranial surgery (burr hole, craniotomy and craniectomy) were included in this study. Their age ranged from 18-65 years old, fully conscious after operation. Patients divided into two groups; control group (30 patients who received routine care) and study group (30 patients who received nursing educational program). Three tools were used for data collection; tool I patient assessment sheet, tool II nursing educational program after intracranial surgery and tool III patient evaluation sheet. Results: A good improvement in total knowledge scores of study group patients after application of nursing educational program. Significant reduction and/or prevention of systemic and neurosurgical postoperative complications for study group patients after application of nursing educational program. Conclusion: Improving patients' knowledge in study group had a favorable effect in reducing or preventing systemic and neurosurgical postoperative complications than in control group. Recommendation: Establishment of health care educational center in neurosurgery department to educate patients about their conditions.

Descriptors: Surgery, Brain, Nursing Education, Health Promotion, Adults, Patients, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Individual Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Statistical Analysis, Printed Materials, Neurology, Hospitals, Quasiexperimental Design, Foreign Countries

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Autor: Elmowla, Rasha Ali Ahmed Abd; El-Lateef, Zienab Abd; El-khayat, Roshdy

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2758&id=EJ1082455



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