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Assessment of knowledge, skill and attitude of oncology nurses in chemotherapy administration in tertiary hospital Pakistan

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Najma Khan, Khurshid Zulfiqar Ali Khowaja, Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
School of Nursing, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Staff nurse at Army Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Objective: To measure the levels of nurse’s knowledge and attitude after the conduct of education session regarding chemotherapy administration and management. Methodology: This research study was conducted at two oncology units of tertiary Hospital Rawalpindi. A prepost test intervention study design was used on 35 nurses by using Verity’s tools. Results: The mean scores of knowledge were calculated by Cochran’s Q test showed that knowledge scores have significantly increased with ‘educational training’ (p value < 0.001). The difference in the attitude of the nurses was not found to be statistically significant in repeated measure of ANOVA. Conclusion: The results show that knowledge is the weakest component and attitude is strongest component of oncology nurses ‘competencies in chemotherapy administration.

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Oncology Nurse; Knowledge; Attitude; Chemotherapy Administration; Crush Programme

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Khan, N. , Khowaja, K. and Ali, T. (2012) Assessment of knowledge, skill and attitude of oncology nurses in chemotherapy administration in tertiary hospital Pakistan. Open Journal of Nursing, 2, 97-103. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2012.22015.

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