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Principles Information About Knowledge's Among Nursing and Paramedical Students of Ebola Virus Disease in Baghdad City

Author: Ayyed Mohammed Namoos
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Pages: 724 -731
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) previously discerned as (Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is acute, frequency killer disease, with a situation mortality average of approximately 90 %. The knowledge about Ebola Virus Disease is very critical in the reply to the new diffusion and in command to predominance its circulate. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of the nursing and paramedical students towards Ebola Virus Disease. This is across sectional descriptive study which was conducted on health science students in Nursing college Baghdad, Medical Institute Technical Al-Mansour and Medical Institute Technical Bab Al-Muadham of nursing and paramedical students. The study sample included 200 nursing and paramedical senior students of their last year of study. The duration of the study started from the first October 2015 to the end of February 2016. A pre tested structured questionnaire was designed and used to assess the knowledge about Ebola Virus Disease. The findings revealed that most of participants were males, students' knowledge about the real causative agent of the disease was very good (87%). Regarding the knowledge of symptoms highest proportion of respondents (78%) mention correctly that fever is the main symptom of the disease. The correct mode of transmission and diagnosis were mentioned by more than half of them. While unacceptable knowledge was identified with regard correct diagnosis and symptomatology of the disease, about one fourth of them mentioned that they didn’t know about these issues. Males and paramedical students had better knowledge but these differences didn’t reach the significant level p<0.05. This study is closed that the knowledge of Ebola Virus Disease was good in general with variations according to gender and type of studied.


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Nurses’ Knowledge Regarding Ebola Virus Disease in Erbil City Hospitals
معارف الممرضين المتعلقة بمرض الايبولا الفيروسي في مستشفيات مدينة أربيل

Authors: Sarhang Qadir Ibrahim --- Mosleh Saber Kareem --- Dara Abdulla Al-Banna
Journal: kufa Journal for Nursing sciences مجلة الكوفة لعلوم التمريض ISSN: 22234055 Year: 2017 Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 97-102
Publisher: University of Kufa جامعة الكوفة

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Objective: The study aimed to assess the nurses’ knowledge concerning Ebola Virus Disease at governmental hospitals. Methodology: Quantitative, A cross-sectional study was conducted with all nurses (40 nurses) in hospitals of Erbil City in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq from November 2014 to April 2015. A questionnaire contained of two parts, part one include socio-demographic characteristics of nurses, and part two including questions about knowledge of nurses concerning Ebola Virus Disease. The data were analyzed through the SPSS software V.20 application, descriptive data analysis was done through frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation.Results: The study results show that most of the study samples were at age group between 24-34 years old, male, married, graduated from nursing institutes from rural area. The highest percentage of the level of experience was between 3-8 years.Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the study sample had middle level of knowledge concerning Ebola Virus Disease.Recommendations: The study recommends preparation of educational programs for all nurses in Erbil City Hospitals.

الهدف: تهدف الدراسة إلى تقييم معارف الممرضين المتعلقة بفيروس مرض الايبولا في مستشفيات مدينة أربيل.المنهجية: أجريت دراسة مقطعية على جميع الممرضين (40 ممرض) في مستشفيات مدينة أربيل في إقليم كوردستان العراق من شهر تشرين الأول 2014 الى شهر نيسان 2015 والتي تمثلت بإعداد الإستمارة الإستبيانية المتكونة من جزأين: فالجزء الأول تضمن المعلومات الديموغرافية والإجتماعية للممرضين، والجزء الثاني يحتوي على مجموعة من الأسئلة المتعلقة بفيروس مرض الإيبولا.وقد تم تحليل النتائج بإستخدام البرنامج الإحصائي (SPSS V.20) كوسيلة إحصائية لتحليل البيانات تم استعمال الاحصاء الوصفي الذي تضمن التكرارات، النسب المئوية، الوسط الحسابي والانحراف المعياري.النتائج: بيّنَت نتائج الدراسة بأن عُمر غالبية الممرضين مابين 24-34 سنة و معظمهم كانوا من الذكور، ومتزوجين، وخريجوا معهد التمريض، وهم من سكنة المنطقة الريفية. النسبة الأعلى من الممرضين لديهم من سنين خبرة ما يقارب 3-8 سنة من مستوى الخبرة.الإستنتاج: أستنتجت الدراسة بأن معظم الممرضين ذو مستوى متوسط للمعارف حول مرض الايبولا حول مرض الإيبولا الفيروسي.التوصيات: أوصت الدراسة بأعداد برنامج تعليمي عن مرض الايبولا الفيروسي للممرضين في مستشفيات مدينة أربيل.الكلمات الدالة: الممرضين، المعلومات، مرض الايبولا الفيروسي ، المستشفيات الحكومية التعليمية.

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