2005, Cilt 12, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 014-025
The Effect of the Secondary Prevention Education Program on the Knowledge Level of Patients Diagnosed with Myocardial Infarction
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Zöhre IRMAK1, Doç.Dr. Hatice FESLİ2
1Muğla Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu
2Gazi Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: Myocardial infarction, secondary prevention, education program, nursing

This study was carried out as quasi-experimental to determine effect of the secondary prevention education program on patient's knowledge level who had myocardial infarction. This study was conducted at Zonguldak Social Insurance Regional Hospital in between July 2002 and December 2002, and at outpatient's home in the vicinity of Zonguldak in between July 2002 and April 2003. The sample of study was composed of 36 patients. The data were collected by using personal information, secondary prevention questionnaire and secondary prevention education program evaluation forms. The program was started at the hospital and then continued with education and discussion sessions by visiting the patients at their homes after discharge.

At the end of this education program it has been found out that mean score of patient's knowledge increased significantly in each and overall sessions with respect to the beginning of the program. Following the program, information, education methods and instruments in all sessions and duration of the education sessions that was included in secondary education program were found to be sufficient by all of the patients within this study. Consequently, it has been found that secondary prevention education program increased the knowledge level related to secondary prevention of the patients who had myocardial infarction.