The Knowledge of Nurses in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and their Attitude towards the Use of Braden Scale

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Title:
The Knowledge of Nurses in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and their Attitude towards the Use of Braden Scale
Author(s):
Maravilla, Joemer Calderon; Lucero, Melowean Hurtado; Alejo, Teodoro Eugenio Y.; Marquez, Maricar Mae Agustin; Medina, Marc Joseph Cataquis; Pasamba, Marisse Diaz; Maer, Glaiza G.; de Guzman, Barbara Michelle; Marmeto, Ray Jorge Bundang; Lumba, Rizza Marjorie B.; Lugo, Trifina Baquiran; Ologenio, Verna Mae Jose; Mendoza, Angely S.; Quicho, Joyce Ann Bautista
Author Details:
Maravilla, Joemer Calderon, BSN, joemer06@yahoo.com; Lucero, Melowean Hurtado, BSN; Alejo, Teodoro Eugenio Y., MD, RN, MAN, RM; Marquez, Maricar Mae Agustin, BSN; Medina, Marc Joseph Cataquis, BSN; Pasamba, Marisse Diaz , BSN; Maer, Glaiza G., BSN; de Guzman, Barbara Michelle , MSN, RN; Marmeto, Ray Jorge Bundang, BSN; Lumba, Rizza Marjorie B., BSN; Lugo, Trifina Baquiran, BSN; Ologenio, Verna Mae Jose, BSN; Mendoza, Angely S., BSN; Quicho, Joyce Ann Bautista;
Abstract:
Purpose:

This descriptive correlational study aimed to investigate the relationship between the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale.

Methods:

Seventy seven full time staff nurses who has experienced using the Braden scale and who are working in intensive care units, medical, surgical, or orthopedic wards were chosen through purposive sampling. Two pilot tested questionnaires were circulated into two private hospitals in Metro Manila to determine the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale.

Results:

Results showed that the respondents have a positive attitude (mean score = 3.97) in using the Braden scale. However, their knowledge regarding pressure ulcer prevention was found to be inadequate (mean score = 76.94%). Moreover, results showed a weak positive relationship between the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale, however, this relationship was found to be not significant (r=0.1141, t=0.995).

Conclusion:

Nurses play a pivotal role in pressure ulcer prevention. However, nurses’ knowledge in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards screening for pressure ulcer risk are at a divide. While nurses believe that using pressure ulcer risk assessment scales like the Braden scale is important; their knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention is still relatively low. Despite of the increase in the attitude of nurses, a more aggressive approach to pressure ulcer prevention is necessary, starting with boosting nurses’ knowledge through continuous training and  education.

Keywords:
Knowledge and Attitude; Pressure Ulcer Prevention; Braden Scale
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Knowledge of Nurses in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and their Attitude towards the Use of Braden Scaleen
dc.contributor.authorMaravilla, Joemer Calderonen
dc.contributor.authorLucero, Melowean Hurtadoen
dc.contributor.authorAlejo, Teodoro Eugenio Y.en
dc.contributor.authorMarquez, Maricar Mae Agustinen
dc.contributor.authorMedina, Marc Joseph Cataquisen
dc.contributor.authorPasamba, Marisse Diazen
dc.contributor.authorMaer, Glaiza G.en
dc.contributor.authorde Guzman, Barbara Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorMarmeto, Ray Jorge Bundangen
dc.contributor.authorLumba, Rizza Marjorie B.en
dc.contributor.authorLugo, Trifina Baquiranen
dc.contributor.authorOlogenio, Verna Mae Joseen
dc.contributor.authorMendoza, Angely S.en
dc.contributor.authorQuicho, Joyce Ann Bautistaen
dc.author.detailsMaravilla, Joemer Calderon, BSN, joemer06@yahoo.com; Lucero, Melowean Hurtado, BSN; Alejo, Teodoro Eugenio Y., MD, RN, MAN, RM; Marquez, Maricar Mae Agustin, BSN; Medina, Marc Joseph Cataquis, BSN; Pasamba, Marisse Diaz , BSN; Maer, Glaiza G., BSN; de Guzman, Barbara Michelle , MSN, RN; Marmeto, Ray Jorge Bundang, BSN; Lumba, Rizza Marjorie B., BSN; Lugo, Trifina Baquiran, BSN; Ologenio, Verna Mae Jose, BSN; Mendoza, Angely S., BSN; Quicho, Joyce Ann Bautista;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243285-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>This descriptive correlational study aimed to investigate the relationship between the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Seventy seven full time staff nurses who has experienced using the Braden scale and who are working in intensive care units, medical, surgical, or orthopedic wards were chosen through purposive sampling. Two pilot tested questionnaires were circulated into two private hospitals in Metro Manila to determine the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Results showed that the respondents have a positive attitude (mean score = 3.97) in using the Braden scale. However, their knowledge regarding pressure ulcer prevention was found to be inadequate (mean score = 76.94%). Moreover, results showed a weak positive relationship between the knowledge of nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards the use of Braden scale, however, this relationship was found to be not significant (r=0.1141, t=0.995). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Nurses play a pivotal role in pressure ulcer prevention. However, nurses&rsquo; knowledge in pressure ulcer prevention and their attitude towards screening for pressure ulcer risk are at a divide. While nurses believe that using pressure ulcer risk assessment scales like the Braden scale is important; their knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention is still relatively low. Despite of the increase in the attitude of nurses, a more aggressive approach to pressure ulcer prevention is necessary, starting with boosting nurses&rsquo; knowledge through continuous training and&nbsp; education.en
dc.subjectKnowledge and Attitudeen
dc.subjectPressure Ulcer Preventionen
dc.subjectBraden Scaleen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:07Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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