Attitudes, Knowledge, Practice, and Perceived Barrios of Nursing Staff towards Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Correlational Cross-Sectional Study
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Background: Pressure ulcers often occur for patients with physical disabilities, who are unconscious or have reduced mobility. Nurses are the most important link in preventing the development of pressure ulcer, and they also play an important role in his recovery. This study was designed to identify the nurse's knowledge, attitudes, practice, and perceived barriors toward prevention of pressure ulcer.
Results: The study concluded that 40 % of nurse who aged of 25-34 years, 41% of them was higher professional education as an education level, 55% of them were female, and 35% of them had 5-10 years of experience. Finally, 40% of them was work in surgical wards. Most of them had low knowledge for majority of items.
Conclusion: All of nurse had negative attitudes regarding the prevention of pressure ulcer. A 70% of the nurses participating in the study do not work properly and their practices are wrong in preventing pressure ulcers and nearly two-thirds of the nurses participating in the study admitted that there are barrios in their work.