Worldwide, the number of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) surgeries significantly increased. To develop effective discharge planning and avoid complications, patients learning needs are essential to be examined. The study examined the difference between patients’ and nurses’ perceptions of post-CABG learning needs and the relationship between patients’ and nurses’ demographic variables and the perceptions of the learning needs. This study included 180 participants (90 nurses, 90 patients). Data were collected from two cardiac centers in Oman using a modified cardiac patient learning need inventory and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings showed: (1) there was a significant difference in perceived learning needs between nurses and patients, and (2) patients’ learning needs differed significantly by gender, marital status, education, and occupation. This study highlights that post-CABG patients’ learning needs should be assessed despite patients’ demographical characteristics to individualize education planning and prevent complications.
- coronary artery bypass
- learning needs