Document Type : Original Article


Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


BACKGROUND: One of the important challenges faced by health‑care system is to raise the level of 
knowledge of nurses about cerebrovascular accident(CVA) nursing care in the emergency department. 
Therefore, the aim of this study was comparison of two new educational techniques (noninteractive 
multimedia learning and workshop) on knowledge of nurses about CVA nursing care in the emergency 
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This experimental study was conducted with a two‑group design. 
Sixty‑four eligible nurses working in the emergency department in selected hospitals affiliated to 
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, were selected as the study participants. Nurses 
were randomly assigned into two groups of noninteractive multimedia (n = 32) and workshop (n = 32) 
using random number table. The data‑gathering tools including a demographic questionnaire (6 items) 
and knowledge questionnaire (24 items) were completed before and 2 weeks after the intervention in 
both the groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS 18 and descriptive (mean and standard deviation) 
and analytical statistics (ANOVA, independent t‑test, and paired t‑test). The level of statistical 
significance was P ≤ 0.05.
RESULTS: The result shows that independent t‑test showed that there was not a significant difference 
between the mean total scores of nurses’ knowledge before intervention in the two groups (P > 0/05). 
Furthermore, the results of paired t‑test showed a significant difference in the knowledge score 
2 weeks after compared to before the education in both the groups (P < 0.005). In addition, the 
results of independent t‑test showed a significant difference in the knowledge score 2 weeks after 
the intervention in the two groups (P < 0.005). The average knowledge score in the workshop group 
was significantly higher than in noninteractive multimedia learning group.
CONCLUSION: According to the result, new educational techniques such as noninteractive 
multimedia learning and workshop could improve knowledge of nurses about CVA nursing care in 
the emergency department.


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