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Global Journal of Medical, Physical and Health Education

Vol. 3 (3), pp. 085-099, May, 2015

Full Length Research Paper 

Jordanian nurses and acute myocardial infarction patients' perceptions about learning needs 

Falastine Rafiq Salem Hamdan, Ishraq N. Al- Momani 

Al Balqa Applied University

Accepted 30 May, 2015


The purpose of this study was to investigate the Jordanian nurses and Acute Myocardial Infarction patients' perceptions about learning needs. It also aims to know the effect of some variables such as gender, age, years of experience, marital status, educational level, Experience in patient Education, monthly income, area of residence, and disease history on their perceptions. The sample of the study consisted of 250 participants, 50 nurses (25 males and 25 females) and 200 Acute Myocardial Infarction patients, and was obtained purposefully from study population (CCUs of Princess Basma Hospital and the King Abdullah University Hospital) .Means and standard deviations were used to show the results. The results of the study showed that the cardiac patients' perceptions of their educational needs were high in most of the domains although it is medium in some items. Results also showed that the nurses’ perceptions of the cardiac patient’s educational needs are high in all the domains. T-test was used to measure the difference between the patients' and nurses' perceptions, results showed that there are no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α= 0.05) in the scale domains (Introduction to the CCU, Risk Factors, Diet Information, Physical Activity, and other pertinent information), there were statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α= 0.05) in the domains (Anatomy and Physiology, Psychological Factors, and Medication Information). Pearson correlation coefficient was used to measure the relationship between the patients and nurses' demographic variables and perception of educational needs. Results showed that there were no statistically significant relationships between the cardiac patient learning needs inventory subscales and nurses' gender, nurses' age, nurses' marital status and nurses' educational level. There was statistically significant relationship between the psychological factors and patients' marital status, Pearson correlation coefficient showed a weak positive correlation. Finally, results also showed that the relationship between patient's clinical variables and their perceptions of learning needs was weak. 

Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction patients, learning needs