Objective: In this study, it was aimed to determine the level of knowledge of nurses about the follow-up process and whether this level of knowledge was related to age, education level, and experience in patients who under went coronary angiography.
Methods: The sample of this cross-sectional and descriptive study consisted of 89 nurses who worked in the cardiology clinic for at least one year and agreed to participate in the study, among the nurses in a training and research hospital and a tertiary cardiovascular center in Istanbul between 01 September 2021 and 31 September 2021. In the study, "Personal Information Form" and "Coronary Angiography Knowledge Form" prepared based on there levant literature were used to collect data. Statistical analysis was performed using the R studio package program.
Results: The mean number of total correct answers in the cardiology knowledge questionnaire was 5.07±1.94; the average of correct answers to all questions on interventional cardiology complications showed a statistically significant increase with 5.37 (p=0.034) for nurses with a bachelor's degree, 5.50 (p=0.013) for those with 15 years or more of Professional experience, and 6.43 (p<0.001) for those with cardiology experience of 10 years or more.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that education, Professional and field experience were associated with an increase in knowledge about effective patient follow-up after coronary angiography.