A randomized control trial: Effects of teach-back method on self-efficacy among mothers of children with congenital heart defects

Azza A. Ghoneim, Amal AbdElrazk Fathalla


Background/Objective: Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) remain a major health concern all over the world particularly Egypt where the prevalence of CHD is 1.0 per 1,000. Nurses are instrumental in supplying information. The teach-back method is a technique used for improving patient understanding and outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of teach back method on self-efficacy and satisfaction among mothers of children with congenital heart defects.

Methods: The design of this study was randomized control trail. A sample of 60 children with congenital heart defects and their mothers participated in this study. It conducted at Menofia University hospital. Tools of this study included Self Efficacy Scale; Teach back Discharge Education Audit and Satisfaction Assessment.

Results: The current study revealed that the majority of nurses were unfamiliar with teach-back method and there was significant difference between mothers in the experimental and control groups regarding their self-efficacy.

Conclusions: This study concluded that mothers who received discharge instructions through teach back method had increased self-efficacy and high level of satisfaction. Therefore, pediatric nurses should integrate teach back method as a routine nursing intervention in the discharge plan for children with congenital heart defects.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n7p106

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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