Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1209--1215

Comparing the effects of face-to-face and telenursing education on the quality of family caregivers caring in patients with cancer


Masoumeh Shohani1, Mosayeb Mozafari1, Ali Khorshidi2, Shohreh Lotfi1 
1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shohreh Lotfi
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Student Research Committee, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam
Iran

Background: Taking care of patients with cancer is often done at home and by family caregivers. However, these groups do not receive the necessary education regarding care at home. Objectives: The present study aimed to compare the effects of face-to-face and telenursing training methods on the quality of services provided by the family caregiver for patients with cancer. Materials and Methods: A total of 103 family caregivers of patients with cancer were randomly divided into 3 groups: control (N = 35), face to face (N = 34), and telenursing (N = 34). The control group only received the routine training, and the face-to-face and telenursing groups were trained for 12 weeks. Quality of care was measured using a questionnaire before and after intervention. Chi-square, Fisher's exact, and analysis of variance tests were used for data analysis. Results: After intervention, the average total quality score for the care of patients in face-to-face (166.13 ± 13.91) and telenursing (157.76 ± 17.24) groups was significantly higher than the control group (82.51 ± 16.84) (P < 0.001). In addition, the average psychosocial care score for face-to-face group (49.06 ± 6.05) was significantly higher than telenursing group (43.83 ± 6.15) (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The results of the study showed that the two methods of training were effective on the quality of care among family caregivers of patients with cancer to a similar extent.


How to cite this article:
Shohani M, Mozafari M, Khorshidi A, Lotfi S. Comparing the effects of face-to-face and telenursing education on the quality of family caregivers caring in patients with cancer.J Family Med Prim Care 2018;7:1209-1215


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Shohani M, Mozafari M, Khorshidi A, Lotfi S. Comparing the effects of face-to-face and telenursing education on the quality of family caregivers caring in patients with cancer. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 May 15 ];7:1209-1215
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