THE IMPACT OF NURSING INTERVENTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION: AN INTERVENTIONAL STUDY

Abstract

Objective : to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing intervention on the physical and psychological status of patients undergoing pacemaker implantation.Methodology:The population of the study consisted of (59) patients admitted to Al- Kadumia teaching hospital from 15 th of April 2004 to 15 th of March 2005.The sample is divided into the study group (30) patients who received pre-post operative special nursing care by the investigator and the other control group (29) patients received a routine care from the hospital .Results: The results show that there is statistically highly significant difference between the study and the control groups in sitting and standing from a chair for two minutes two weeks post pacing.The results also revealed that there is a marked improvement in the psychological status of study group as compared to control group.Recommendation: The investigator recommends, that patients undergone pacemaker implantation must be involved in pre and post implantation teaching program to improve physical and psychological status.