Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses Knowledge toward Leukemic Patients at Kirkuk Oncology Center in Kirkuk City

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of an education program on nurses knowledge toward leukemia in Kirkuk Oncology centerMethodology: Quasi-experimental study carried out among 30 nurses at oncology center, the data collected by using questionnaire consisted of 43 items.Results: 70% of the study group at age (20-29) years, 50% of them were males and females, Graduate Nursing Institute. They had low level of knowledge at pretest the grand mean was (1.25) and at posttest the level of knowledge improve to moderate level (1.6) after implementation of an educational program.Conclusion: Nurses had un adequate knowledge about leukemia. Therefore it is need to identify the gap of knowledge and initiate training session to improve their information.Recommendations: nurses had un adequate knowledge about leukemia. Therefore it is need to identify the gap of knowledge and initiate training session to improve their information.Key words: effectiveness- education program- nurses knowledge- leukemic patients.