Assessment of Nurses' Intervention toward Treatment Modalities of Oncology Unit in Baghdad Pediatric Hospitals

Athraa Ehsan Ahmed

Abstract


ackground: Treatment modalities of oncology means
therapeutic methods which used in the unit of tumors may be
through surgery or radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment or
may meet more than one way to treat one type of tumors.
Objectives: To assess nurses' intervention toward
treatment modalities of oncology unit in Baghdad Pediatric
Hospitals.
Methodology: A descriptive analytic study in which a
purposive '' non- probability'' sample of (40) nurses who are
working in oncology unit at Baghdad Pediatric Hospitals. A
questionnaire is developed as a tool for data collection. A pilot
study is carried out to test the reliability of the questionnaire for
the period from (11
th
April/2016 to 25 April/ 2016). The data is
analyzed through the application of the descriptive data analysis
approach (frequency, percentage, mean) and inferential data
analysis approach (Chi- Square Tests) SPSS version (20).
Results: The study reveals that the females participants of
the study are more than males, it is( 57 .5%); within age groups
(34years and more) the highest percentage (37.5%) of the study
sample; more sample members are graduates from institutes, it is
(52.5 %); the highest percentage of sample are married (52.5 %);
years of experience in hospital indicate that the highest
percentage of sample are (42 %) between (6-10 years); while
years of experience in oncological ward indicate that the highest
percentage of sample (27.5 %) are both percentage (less than 1
year) and (4-6 years); and the highest percentage of nurses have
training course (62.5%), the total score of nurses knowledge are
moderate (1.52), and the total score of nurses' intervention
toward treatment modalities (1.44) are moderate and the total
score of nurses' intervention toward side effect of treatment
modalities (1.48) are moderate.
Recommendations: The researcher recommend
encouragement of nurses' participation in a various scientific
activities such as attend scientific meeting; seminars;
symposiums; conferences and programs to improve their
knowledge and

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