Oncology Nurses’ Beliefs, Attitudes, Perceived Barriers towards Pressure Ulcer Prevention.
Author(s): Abdullah Bany Hamdan, Sherwynn Javison, Jesusa Tamani, Sreemol Sashidharan, Omar Abu Yahya and Bara HamoudiAbdullah Bany Hamdan, Sherwynn Javison, Jesusa Tamani, Sreemol Sashidharan, Omar Abu Yahya and Bara Hamoudi
Introduction: Pressure ulcer incidence rate continuously increase alarming-both community and hospital acquired. Nurses’ response may have an important role in pressure ulcer prevention. This study aims to assess the oncology nurses’ attitude, knowledge and perceived barriers towards pressure ulcer prevention and identify the type of pressure ulcer training they had attended. Method: The respondents of this study are oncology nurses working in Comprehensive Cancer Center. A cross-sectional descriptive research survey and convenience sampling technique was used. This study involved 118 nurses from cancer center. Result: A positive attitude (mean=51.18%) was reported by oncology nurses concerning pressure ulcer prevention with a high frequency of agreement to the positive statements. The condition of the patien.. Read More»
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