Article Type: Original Article

Title:  Effects of a Simulation-Based Training Course on Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitude Towards Covid-19 Vaccine in Sulaimani Health Care Centers 

Year: 2022; Volume: 2; Issue: 3; Page No: 5 – 13

Authors:  Bayan Omar Sharif1, Kamal Jalal Rashid2, Sara Noori Mohammad3, Zhino Raouf Ali4

Affiliations: 1, 4Nursing Department, Ministry of Health, Directorate of Health, Health Development and Training Center, Sulaimani, Iraq.

2Anesthesia Department, College of Health and Medical Technology, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq.

3Statistics and Informatics Department, College of Administration and Economics, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq.

Article Summary:  Submitted:  08-July-2022; Revised:  18-August-2022; Accepted:  06-September-2022; Published:  30-September-2022

Corresponding Author:

Mrs. Bayan Omar Sharif,

Nursing Department,

Ministry of Health/Health

Development and Training Center,

Sulaimani, Iraq.

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Background: One of the most effective ways to decrease the burden of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 is vaccination but these days despite the availability of vaccine services the hesitancy of the vaccine and the delay of acceptance or rejection of vaccine from most developing countries remain as protection to initiate effective antibody. The aim of this study to assess nurses’ knowledge and attitude regarding COVID-19 vaccination before and after the training course of the health care centers in Sulaimani city. 

Materials and Methods: we have done a descriptive quantitative design study with a non-probability purposive sample of 74 nurses, The reliability instrument was decided using the internal consistency (Split half) approach.  The collection of the data was revealed by using the interview technique, then presenting the training course to the participants and on the last day of the training the post-test was performed.  

Results: Most of the participants aged between 31-40 years old and were governmental employee’s female which graduated from the institute of nursing, had not been vaccinated yet; and were not trained regarding COVID-19 vaccination (82.4%, 81.1%, 54%, 91.9%, and 97.3%) respectively. (95.9%) of the participant’s knowledge and attitude before the training course regarding COVID-19 vaccination was low level, whereas after the training course the knowledge and attitude of them reach to the highest level 100%.

Conclusion: The participant’s level of knowledge before the training course regarding COVID-19 vaccination was low levels, whereas after the training course their knowledge reach the highest level because of that the researchers recommended focusing on more training courses regarding COVID-19 vaccination by the Ministry of health/infection control department to develop their level of knowledge and attitude.  

Keywords: effect, simulation-based training course, covid-19 vaccine, nurse’s staff, knowledge, attitude

Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest to the authors. 

Source of funding:  No funding received from any institution (or) any financial institution.

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