Comparative study of quality of life and coping strategies in family of patients with major depression and bipolar disorder and in families without mental patient

  • Farahnaz Esmailvandi
  • Masoud Bahreini
  • Kamran Mirzae
  • Maryam Ravanipoure
Keywords: Quality of life, Coping strategies, major depression, bipolar mood disorder

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence-based nursing and self-efficacy are significant factors behind quality care delivery in critical care units. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effects of an evidence-based nursing training workshop on critical care nurses’ self-efficacy. Methods: This two-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study was undertaken in 2016 in two large-scale hospitals in Tehran, Iran. The participating nurses from one hospital were purposefully allocated to the intervention group and the other hospital’s participants comprised the control group. A convenience sample of 45 nurses was selected from each hospital. For nurses in the intervention group, an evidence-based nursing training workshop was held in four two-hour sessions on two successive days, while the nurses in the control group received no specific evidence-based nursing training. Findings: After the intervention, these values increased to 51.1±2.49 and 61.6±2.05, respectively. The increase in the intervention group was statistically significant (P = 0.001), while the increase in the control group was insignificant (P = 0.06). Thus, the posttest mean score of self-efficacy in the intervention group was significantly greater than the control group. Conclusion: Evidence-based nursing training significantly improves the nurses’ self-efficacy. Therefore, healthcare policy-makers and authorities are recommended to provide nurses with in-service and evidence-based nursing training programs.

 

Author Biographies

Farahnaz Esmailvandi

MSc Student of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

Masoud Bahreini

Faculty Member of Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

Kamran Mirzae

Faculty Member of social medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

Maryam Ravanipoure

Faculty Member of Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

Published
2019-10-08
Section
Research Articles