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The Effects of COMFORT Education on Nurses’ Attitude towards Communication Skills
M Mohammadi * , R Naseri Jahromi , A Rasekh Jahromi , Z Mokhtari , M AllameZade , M Tanasan , R Nasri Jahromi
Department of Administration & Educational Planning, Shiraz University, Shiraz,Iran , m48r52@gmail.com
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Introduction: Nursing is a profession that establishes various communications in a wide range of cultural and social differences in the work environment. COMFORT included putting together the initial letter of the words (communication, Orientation & opportunity, mindfulness, family, oversight, Reiterative and Radically Adaptive Messages, Team). The purpose of this research was to study the effect of COMFORT education on nurses’ attitudes towards communication skills.
Methods: This study was pseudo-experimental with pre-test & post-test design that carried out on Jahrom University of medical sciences during the 2017. 60 nurses were selected through random sampling method and divided into two groups of test and control. For gathering data, communication skills attitude scale (CSAS) questionnaire was used in pre-test & post-test. One week after pre-test, two educational sessions of COMFORT performed, each one in 4 hours  and then post-test was given. Data were analysed by co-varience test through SPSS.
Results: Mean and standard deviation in pre-test of experimental group was (3.69±1.34) and in control group was (3.78±0.09) also, mean and standard deviation in post test of experimental and control group was (3.44±1.04) and (4.77±0.27) respectively. The findings indicated that COMFORT education has effect on changing of nurses’ attitudes towards communication skills,  So that, %27  of  Total Varience  in  changing  nurses’ attitude towards communication skills related to COMFORT education.  
Conclusions: Considering effective role of COMFORT education in changing nurses’ attitude towards communication skills, training this course can be part of nurses' individual and professional development plans.
Keywords: educational course, COMFORT, Communication Skill
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: curriculum
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