Assessment of Information Needs for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease


  • Khalida A. M. AL-gersha University of Baghdad
  • Yass K. A. Al-shammary Ministry of Health



Assessment, information needs, patients with coronary artery disease


Objectives: The study aims to assess the needs of the patient for information about coronary artery disease and to find out the relationship between patient needs with the social and the clinical characteristics of the patients.

Methodology: patient coronary artery disease need information not only with regard to the disease, treatment, and prevention of side effects of the drug, but also for other practical problems associated with daily activities, or even with the economic issues. Descriptive study conducted using the evaluation approach for the duration of June 3, 2012 until July 27, 2012 was chosen as a non-probability sample consisting of (30) patients were reviewed or were admitted to the teaching hospital in Baquba diagnosed coronary artery disease. Have been built and develop questionnaire by the researcher based on review literature and previous research to assess the need for the information and created the form of (3) parts included Part I demographic characteristics and included information age, gender, education level, marital status, occupation, monthly income and included the second part of clinical data and the third part contains clauses information relating to the pathogenicity. Reliability was identified through the use of a scale (pre and post test) were identified validity by offering experts with competence data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) and inferential statistical analysis approach (Pearson correlation coefficient and t test).

Results: The results of the study showed that the highest percentage (53.3) is males under age groups (55-64 ) and (36.7%) of them are unable to read and write. The study showed that (73.3%) of the sample are married (26.7%) sample of widows (46.7%) of the sample of female and housewife (63.3%) of the respondents live in the city, and (63.3%) of the sample income was enough to some extent, and (26.7%) of the sample had a monthly income is not enough.

Conclusion: the study show that patients with coronary artery disease need information on their illness, which include anatomy and physiology, psychology and lifestyle information with medicine and nutritional information and deal with the symptoms of the disease.

Recommendations: The study recommended the need to set up a training program for health team of health care providers of the patient for the purpose of guiding and definition of patient illness and related.


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How to Cite

AL-gersha, K. A. M., & Al-shammary, Y. K. A. (2013). Assessment of Information Needs for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 3(3), 223–231.

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