Nurses, Knowledge Concerning an Implantation Pacemaker For Adult Patients with Cardiac Rhythm Disorder at Al-Nassirrhyia Heart Center


  • Hussein Hadi Atiyah University of Baghdad
  • Haithem Mohammed Ministry of Health



Nurses' knowledge, pacemaker implantation, patients


Objective: is to determine the knowledge of nurses concerning implantation pacemaker for adults patients with cardiac rhythm disorders, to find out the relationship between nurses knowledge concerning implantation pacemaker for adult's patients with cardiac rhythm disorders and demographic characteristics.

Methodology: The study was performed November 2014 to June 2015. A convenience (non-probability) sample of the study consists of (100) nurses choose purposively who are working in Al-Nassirrhyia Heart Center (The data were collected the use of a questionnaire which were consisted of two parts (demographic data, nurses knowledge about pacemaker). Content validity of the questionnaire was determine through a panel of (13) experts. Reliability and validity of questionnaire was determined through test re-test (r= 0.82) of pilot study. The data collection process was performed of 15th of March until the 5th of May 2015.the data was analyzed through the application of descriptive statistical analysis that include (frequency, Percentages [%] and cumulative percent, Mean of scores ), and the application of inferential statistical analysis that included the person correlation coefficient.

Results: The result of study shows that the majority (49%) of the age group was (23-27) years old and most of the study sample (60%) was male. Most of them (52%) were single and (40%) was secondary school nursing and between parley sufficient and insufficient in monthly income their livings (93%) were urban, more of the study sample was working in coronary care unit (21%) and (11%) of them were have training course all of them inside of Iraq and most of the study sample have once course training and (80%) of them were employ in (1-5) years with (1-3) years of experience in cardiac unit (68%), mean of score are moderate on item (1) and high on the remaining items.

Conclusion: Nurse's knowledge was sufficient and good, There is a relationship between nurses knowledge and gender, residential area and work site.

Recommendation: There is a need for an orientation program for all new nurses. There is need for implement an active updated educational activities. Skills training to all the nurses concerning of pacemaker. Farther study is necessary in nurse's practices concerning implantation pacemaker in order to demonstrate more clearly.


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Author Biography

Haithem Mohammed , Ministry of Health

Al-Nassirrhyia Heart Center\ Thi-Qar Health Government




How to Cite

Atiyah, H. H., & Mohammed , H. (2016). Nurses, Knowledge Concerning an Implantation Pacemaker For Adult Patients with Cardiac Rhythm Disorder at Al-Nassirrhyia Heart Center. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 6(1), 42–49.

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