Nursing Students' Awareness for Preventing Allergic Reactions When Donning Rubber Gloves in Japanese Undergraduate Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304039
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Awareness for Preventing Allergic Reactions When Donning Rubber Gloves in Japanese Undergraduate Nursing Program
Author(s):
Kajiwara, Emi; Iino, Hidechika; Ono, Satoko; Honda, Teruko; Iwamoto, Teruyo; Oda, Hideko; Asano, Yoshinobu; Suemitsu, Junko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Nu
Author Details:
Emi Kajiwara, MSN, RN, kajiwara@seinan-jo.ac.jp; Hidechika Iino, MEco, RN; Satoko Ono, MSN, RN; Teruko Honda, RN; Teruyo Iwamoto, PhD, RN; Hideko Oda, ML, RN; Yoshinobu Asano, MD, PhD; Junko Suemitsu, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

We are working for the prevention of latex allergies (LA) in a Japanese undergraduate nursing program. As results of our research, we found that there are some nursing students with allergies to rubber products. We discuss the awareness of Japanese nursing students about LA based on the results of a questionnaire .

The purposes of this study are to clarify students’ awareness of LA, kinds of gloves, and their knowledge about factors causing allergic reactions.

Methods:

We performed an anonymous 24-item questionnaire with a group of 472 Japanese nursing university students. Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of Seinan Jo Gakuin University.

Results:

The response rate was 94.5% (N=446) and all response data had complete data available for analysis. All respondents were female students (average of age 19.3±1.4). 394 (88.3%) students did not know about LA. The numbers of students having knowledge about 1) material used in gloves, 2) causes of allergic reactions by such factors as powder and impurities, and 3) existence of non-latex gloves to prevent LA were 93/446 (20.9%), 126 (28.3%), and 118 (26.5%), respectively. The numbers of students having experience of allergic symptoms to rubber products, or having a history of atopic dermatitis were 93/446 (20.9%) and67(15.0%), respectively. 36 students (8.1%) answered that if they donned latex gloves, allergy symptoms would appear on them.

Conclusion:

Some knowledge of LA is necessary for nursing students to prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions when donning latex gloves. Our results show we need to educate about the prevention of LA and the knowledge of gloves in undergraduate nursing programs.

Keywords:
Nursing students’ awareness; undergraduate nursing programs; Latex allergy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Students' Awareness for Preventing Allergic Reactions When Donning Rubber Gloves in Japanese Undergraduate Nursing Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKajiwara, Emien_GB
dc.contributor.authorIino, Hidechikaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOno, Satokoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHonda, Terukoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIwamoto, Teruyoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOda, Hidekoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAsano, Yoshinobuen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSuemitsu, Junkoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsEmi Kajiwara, MSN, RN, kajiwara@seinan-jo.ac.jp; Hidechika Iino, MEco, RN; Satoko Ono, MSN, RN; Teruko Honda, RN; Teruyo Iwamoto, PhD, RN; Hideko Oda, ML, RN; Yoshinobu Asano, MD, PhD; Junko Suemitsu, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304039-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>We are working for the prevention of latex allergies (LA) in a Japanese undergraduate nursing program. As results of our research, we found that there are some nursing students with allergies to rubber products. We discuss the awareness of Japanese nursing students about LA based on the results of a questionnaire . <p>The purposes of this study are to clarify students’ awareness of LA, kinds of gloves, and their knowledge about factors causing allergic reactions. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>We performed an anonymous 24-item questionnaire with a group of 472 Japanese nursing university students. Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of Seinan Jo Gakuin University. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The response rate was 94.5% (N=446) and all response data had complete data available for analysis. All respondents were female students (average of age 19.3±1.4). 394 (88.3%) students did not know about LA. The numbers of students having knowledge about 1) material used in gloves, 2) causes of allergic reactions by such factors as powder and impurities, and 3) existence of non-latex gloves to prevent LA were 93/446 (20.9%), 126 (28.3%), and 118 (26.5%), respectively. The numbers of students having experience of allergic symptoms to rubber products, or having a history of atopic dermatitis were 93/446 (20.9%) and67(15.0%), respectively. 36 students (8.1%) answered that if they donned latex gloves, allergy symptoms would appear on them. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Some knowledge of LA is necessary for nursing students to prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions when donning latex gloves. Our results show we need to educate about the prevention of LA and the knowledge of gloves in undergraduate nursing programs.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing students’ awarenessen_GB
dc.subjectundergraduate nursing programsen_GB
dc.subjectLatex allergyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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