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Pressure sore survey. Part 2: Nurses' knowledge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10232198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is the second of a three-part article which investigates the prevalence of pressure sores and nurses' knowledge and attitudes in one NHS trust. This study was designed to explore the assumption that lack of knowledge might be a contributory factor to pressure sore formation. A cross-section of trained and untrained staff over several areas of work in the acute and community settings were represented. Overall, the differences in awareness and opinions among staff were not indicative of major deficits in knowledge that could account for failure to prevent pressure sores. It is suggested that the problem may well be one of individual or organisational motivation.
M Maylor; C Torrance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound care     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0969-0700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Care     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-15     Completed Date:  1999-10-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417080     Medline TA:  J Wound Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  N    
Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Haverfordwest, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Middle Aged
Nursing Audit*
Nursing Staff / education*,  psychology*
Pressure Ulcer / nursing*

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