Abstract : ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis is a disease that involves all the systems of the body, and doctors and nurses working in all disciplines of medicine are involved in its management. This study aimed to assess information and knowledge of nurses about tuberculosis disease and to identify nurses' roles of Health Education in Primary Health Care Centers and Hospitals Regarding Prevention from Tuberculosis. A descriptive study used to achieve the objectives of the study, was carried out to asses Nurse’s knowledge and their Roles of Health Education in Primary Health Care Centers and hospitals Regarding Prevention from tuberculosis in Duhok City between the period of November 1st, 2019 to March 1st, 2019, the study was conducted at Azadi Teaching Hospital, Baroshki Emergency Hospital, and Hevi Hospital. Study consist of 100 nurses, in order to achieve to the objectives of this study, A questionnaire was designed and constructed, which consisted of Three parts, 1st part concerned to assess the Socio-demographic characteristics of students, which is composed of (5) items, 2nd part concerning information and knowledge of nurses about tuberculosis composed of (10) items, 3rd part composed of (6) items regarding nurses Roles of Health Regarding Prevention from tuberculosis in Duhok City. The data collected by a questionnaire through face to face interview. The result of the study was, the majority of nurses have knowledge about Tuberculosis The conclusion of the study show there is a general lack of knowledge regarding various aspects of tuberculosis among nurses. The recommendation of the study is to Active interventions are required to improve awareness for a better implementation of the revised national tuberculosis control programme in Duhok.
Keywords: Duhok, knowledge, Nurses, Tuberculosis