Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

THE EVALUATION OF A HEALTH EDUCATION FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY

Author

Shu-Ling Tu

Institution

Changhua Christian Hospital

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the cognition and satisfaction survey of health education for patients receiving chemotherapy to enhance the quality of nursing care.

Methods: The subjects were patients who received chemotherapy health education from 4 surgical wards. Two patients from each ward were selected based on purposive sampling every month to complete a questionnaire on health education (9 items) and a satisfaction survey (5 point Likert scale). Totally 53 questionnaires were distributed with 53 valid questionnaires returned (response rate 100%).

Results: The average pre-test and post-test scores for health education cognition are 90.99% and 95.39% respectively, and the increase rate is 4.4%. The overall satisfaction rate for health education is 88.60%. Items with the highest scores are: education is clear and easy to understand (89.81%). Items with the lowest scores are: I am willing to cooperate based on health education (86.04%). The overall response: health education for in-patient cancer patients is clear, detailed and easy to understand.

Conclusion: The findings of this study show that the overall result of health education is effective with positive feedback from patients, suggesting the importance of health education.