SINA VALIEE1, MOHAMMAD IRAJ BAGHERI SAWEH2, JAMAL SEIDI1, SALAM VATANDOST2*
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran -
MSN, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the effect of tutorial videos on the self-efficacy of tracheostomy patients.
Background: Patients with a tracheostomy need long term care at home and improving their self-efficacy can be helpful in
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 80 patients with a tracheotomy randomized into two groups. At the
time of discharge and after routine trainings, the intervention group was given a CD containing the routine training for patient care
to be watched at home. After two months, the participants completed the self-efficacy questionnaires again.
Results: Statistical analysis showed that after two months the comparison of the mean of the two groups intervention group
(from 32.87 ± 4.49 to 35.46 ±3.24) and control group (from 35.60 ± 6.95 to 35.30 ±5. 95) was significantly different (p=0.0001).
Conclusions: The use of tutorial videos is an effective way for improving self-efficacy of patients with tracheostomy. Thus, it is
recommended that this instructional method be utilized in training programs for medical personnel to be used for this group of
Practice Implications: The healthcare team, especially nurses, can use this educational method to improve the self-efficacy of
patients with tracheostomy at the time of discharge as a complementary method.
Key words: Tutorial videos, self- efficacy, tracheostomy.
Tutorial videos, self-efficacy, tracheostomy.