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Assessment of nurses' knowledge and practice in prevention and management of deep tissue injury and stage I pressure ulcer.
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PMID:  20736857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this descriptive study was to determine nurses' knowledge and usual practice in prevention and management of deep tissue injury (DTI) and stage I pressure ulcers (PUs).
SETTING AND SUBJECTS: The study was conducted in neurology, orthopedics, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and intensive care units of 3 hospitals located in Ankara, Turkey. These units were selected because they care for patients at risk for developing PUs. The sample comprised 243 nurses.
METHODS: A questionnaire was developed in consultation with wound care experts to measure nurses' knowledge and practice for preventing DTI and stage I PUs. The questionnaire form was provided to nurses who consented to participate in the study; the nurses completed the forms in the presence of the investigator.
RESULTS: The mean score of correct answers was 48.85±11.99 of 100. Significant correlations were found between the percentage of correct answers and level of nursing education, previous experience with PU management, and participation in in-service training programs.
CONCLUSION: The nurses in this study tended to lack sufficient knowledge regarding prevention and management of DTI and stage I PUs.
Arzu Karadağ Aydin; Ayise Karadağ
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  2011-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-94     Citation Subset:  N    
Kafkas University Higher School of Health, Kars, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Needs Assessment
Nurse's Practice Patterns*
Nursing Assessment / standards*,  trends
Nursing Diagnosis / standards,  trends
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
Pressure Ulcer / nursing*,  pathology,  prevention & control
Severity of Illness Index
Specialties, Nursing / education
Wounds and Injuries / nursing*,  pathology,  prevention & control
Comment In:
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2011 May-Jun;38(3):221   [PMID:  21566485 ]

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