Kawther Badry Mobed, Mimi Mohamed Mekkawy, Nahed Ahmed Makhlouf, Asmaa Sayed abd Almageed
Background and objectives: Compliance to medication is one of the critical determinants of successful management of ascites. The aim was to evaluate the impact of designing nursing instructions on compliance to diuretic drugs among cirrhotic patients with ascites. Methods: Research design: Quasi experimental (Pre / post-test). Setting: Tropical Medicine and Gastroenterology Department of Al-Rajhi Liver Hospital. Sample: A purposive sample of sixty male and female adult patients diagnosed with ascites due to liver cirrhosis. Tools: a)Patient assessment sheet. b) Drug compliance scale. Results: a statistically significant difference between pre, post 3 months and 6 months of implementing the designing nursing instruction regarding drug compliance and grade of ascites with p-value <0.01. Conclusion: designing nursing instructions had statistical significant effects on compliance to diuretic drugs and on minimizing of ascites. Recommendation: Replication of the study on a larger probability sample to discover causes of poor drug compliance.
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