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This study is clinical research to test the effectiveness of a splint for the prevention of leg flexion after cardiac catheterization. The research samples were 30 clients who had cardiac catheterization via the femoral artery and 19 professional nurses. The clients used the splint prototype and observed complications after using the device. Also, the satisfaction of patients and nurses questionnaires on a splint prototype were used to collect the data. The IOC satisfaction questionnaires of clients and nurses was 0.77 and 0.81and reliability of the satisfaction questionnaires from 7 patients and 7 nurses by using Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.75 and 0.94. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics.
The result showed that the samples have an average age of 65.77years, underlining triple vessel disease 33.3%, and non - ST elevation myocardial infarction 26.7 %. The splint was prevented leg flexion average 5.17 hours. Moreover, nurses put it on a patient leg around 3.13 minutes (SD = 1.54) and off device around 2.15 minutes (SD = 1.35).The satisfaction of patients on splint at a moderate level ( = 3.26, SD = .54), also nurse's satisfaction on splint was moderate level ( = 3.41, SD = .46). The results revealed that the splint could prevented leg flexion in appropriated time without complication occurring, but the innovation should develop material and appearance in order to be convenient to used and satisfaction for patients and nurses.