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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2004;11(2): 148
영구형 심박조율기 이식 환자의 지식과 교육요구도
유양숙1, 이선경2, 조옥희3, 정혜선4
1가톨릭대학교 간호대학
2가톨릭대학교 강남성모병원 심혈관조영실
3포천중문의과대학교 간호학부
4극동정보대학 간호과
The Knowledge and Learning Needs of Patients with a Permanent Pacemaker
Yang-Sook Yoo1, Sun-Kyung Lee2, Ok-Hee Cho3, Hye-Sun Jeong4
1College of Nursing, Catholic University
2KangNam St. Mary's Hospital, Department of Nursing
3Department of Nursing, Pochon CHA University
4Department of Nursing, Keukdong College
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the level of knowledge and learning needs of patients with a permanent pacemaker implantation.
Methods: The participants were 86 patients with a permanent pacemaker implantation. Data were collected during April and May 2002 using a questionnaire survey on knowledge and level of learning need. The collected data were analyzed using the SAS program.
Results: 1. The average knowledge score was 13.21. The knowledge level was significantly higher in participants under 50 years of age and for those with higher levels of education. The items with the highest knowledge score was 'permanent pacemaker needs regular check ups' and the lowest, 'a bath can be taken 1 month after stitches are removed'. 2. The total average score for learning needs was 60.78 and the mean item score was 3.04 as measured on a 4-point Likert scale. The item showing the highest learning need was 'electrical fields can affect the pacemaker's function and the lowest learning need was for sexual activity after permanent pacemaker implantation'.
Conclusion: According to the above findings, it can be concluded that an intensive nursing education program should be developed for patients with a permanent pacemaker especially for those patients over 50 years of age and those with lower levels of education.
Key words: Pacemaker | knowledge | Learning need
주요어: 심박조율기 | 지식 | 교육요구도