Assessment of Nurses’ Knowledge Concerning Early Detection for Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism in Baghdad Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Knowledge, Early detection, Nurses, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism
Abstract: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorders in clinical
practice. Critical illness is often associated with dysfunctions of thyroid hormone. Thyroid dysfunction is a
serious matter if managed inaccurately; it early detection may decrease morbidity and mortality. Objectives:
Assessment of nurses’ knowledge concerning early detection for hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism in
Baghdad Teaching Hospitals and to find out a relationship between nurses knowledge with some variables
such as (age , gender, educational level, and marital statues ).Methodology: A descriptive study was
conducted in the period of December 20th 2019 up to the end of 28th May 2020. The sample consisted of (50)
nurses who were systematically selected one by one. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS version
22.0. Results: The majority of the study were female who accounted for (72%) of the total participants
while male constituted (28%). Most of the study participants (34%) were ages 26-30 years old. (44%) of
the nurses were diploma graduate. Fifty percent of the nurses were married. More than half (58%) of nurses
had experience years in nursing and (80%) of nurses had training course in hospitals, (66%) have number
of training were 1-5 course and (80%) had location of courses in Iraq. Conclusions: Findings of study
demonstrate that, nurses have good knowledge about early detection of Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism.
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