Because nurses are in a position to provide care and initial evaluation for incontinence, it is essential to participate in a variety of educational programs that support lifelong learning as well as professional and personal development.
The study aims to measure the effectiveness of the educational program based on the nurse’s knowledge of incontinence. Study methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted in the city of Hilla / Babylon Health Department / Imam Al-Sadiq Teaching Hospital, Al-Hilla Teaching Hospital and Al-Murjan Teaching Hospital, during the period from December 19, 2021 to April 1, 2022. The study participants consisted of 70 male and female nurses. 10 nurses for the pilot study and a purposeful non-probability sample of 60
nurses. The sample is divided into two groups. 30 nurses as a study group are exposed to an educational program and the other 30 nurses are not exposed to the program considered as the control group. The researcher builds a questionnaire as a tool to assess nurse’s knowledge of urinary incontinence. It consists of two parts socio-demographic characteristics of nurses and an enuresis questionnaire sheet consisting of (43) multiple-choice questions about enuresis.
Results: The current study showed that the high percentage of the representative sample (70%) ranged between (21-26) years and more than half of the sample was female (66.7%). The results also indicated that most of the participants had moderate knowledge about incontinence in the pre-test while the
nurses in the study group improved their knowledge after implementing the educational program, and the results also showed that there is no statistically significant relationship between the nurse’s total knowledge and demographic characteristics.
Conclusion: There was no correlation between nurse’s knowledge and demographic data, the education program is the only component that affects nurse’s knowledge in the study and leads to an increase in their knowledge because there is no significance between the control group and the study group in the
Recommendations: The study recommended to encourage the College of Nursing to include incontinence in their academic lectures and assignments, especially in general nursing courses and adult health nursing courses, and to conduct a refresher test for nursing staff in hospitals and the annual research plan of the Ministry of Health should include the issue of urinary incontinence.