Effect of Supportive Educational Guidelines about Hydatidiform Mole on Women's Knowledge, Satisfaction, Compliance with Treatment and Follow up

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor of Woman's Health and Midwifery Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt.

2 Assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, , Egypt.


The term "Hydatidiform Mole" refers to a group of abnormal gestations caused by villous
trophoblastic associated with pregnancy. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of
supportive educational guidelines about hydatidiform mole on women's knowledge, satisfaction,
compliance with treatment and follow up. Design: A quasi-experimental pre posttest design was
utilized to achieve the aim of this study. Setting: The study was carried out at Hydatidiform Mole
Outpatient Clinic at the Gynecological Hospital in Mansoura University Hospitals, Mansoura City,
Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt. Subjects: A convenient sample of sixty women was divided into
intervention and control groups each containing thirty women. Tools: A structured interviewing
questionnaire schedule was used to assess socio-demographic women’s characteristics, obstetric
history, knowledge regarding hydatidiform mole, compliance with treatment and follow up as well
as the satisfaction level among the intervention group. Results: In terms of general characteristics
and obstetric history, there was no statistically significant difference between the studied groups.
Nonetheless, statistically significant differences in all issues of hydatidiform mole knowledge were
found between the studied groups. Furthermore, highly statistically significant differences were
found among the intervention group regarding satisfaction level about supportive educational
guidelines provided. Conclusion: Supportive educational guidelines about hydatidiform mole had a
positive effect on women's knowledge, compliance with treatment and follow-up among the
intervention group compared to control group. In addition, the intervention group was more
satisfied with supportive educational guidelines. Recommendation: Applying supportive
educational guidelines about hydatidiform mole should be a one of the routine hospital cares before
and after evacuation.