Attitude of Nurses towards the Use of Braden Scale in Intensive Care Units and Medical Wards

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304522
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Attitude of Nurses towards the Use of Braden Scale in Intensive Care Units and Medical Wards
Author(s):
Maravilla, Joemer Calderon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Gamma
Author Details:
Joemer Calderon Maravilla, RN, BSN, joemer06@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

This cross-sectional, descriptive correlational study investigated the relationship between the nurses' clinical area and their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale.

Methods:

Thirty nine and thirty two full time staff nurses (n=71), working from intensive care units and medical wards respectively, who at least experienced using the Braden Scale were selected through purposive sampling. Pilot tested and validated questionnaire was circulated in two tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila, Philippines to assess their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale (response rate = 64%).

Results:

Staff nurses from the intensive care units and medical wards both showed a positive attitude towards the use of Braden scale (M= 4.03; 3.88,'SD='0.52; 0.38). Though most of them believed that they need to concern themselves in using Braden scale in their practice'(84%), they were still uncertain if Braden Scale is better than their clinical judgement (68%).

Moreover, nurses' clinical area was significantly associated with their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale (x2='9.1268,'?=0.05). It was found that attitude of nurses working in the intensive care units was significantly higher than those in medical wards (z='1.669, CV= 1.645).

Conclusion:

Nurses' work area depicts their attitude in carrying out Braden Scale as a risk assessment tool to prevent their patients from developing pressure ulcer. While nurses from both clinical areas have positive attitude, this tends to be greater in intensive care units than in medical wards. This difference poses variation on the assessment execution and compliance of nurses in using the Braden Scale. Motivational strategies should be implemented to balance the quality and type of care across these clinical areas.Though their positive attitude could be harnessed to sustain their motivation, absence of hesitancy in using the Braden Scale is not well guaranteed.

Keywords:
Intensive Care Units and Medical Wards; Braden Scale; Attitude
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAttitude of Nurses towards the Use of Braden Scale in Intensive Care Units and Medical Wardsen
dc.contributor.authorMaravilla, Joemer Calderonen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Gammaen
dc.author.detailsJoemer Calderon Maravilla, RN, BSN, joemer06@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304522-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This cross-sectional, descriptive correlational study investigated the relationship between the nurses' clinical area and their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Thirty nine and thirty two full time staff nurses <em>(n=71)</em>, working from intensive care units and medical wards respectively, who at least experienced using the Braden Scale were selected through purposive sampling. Pilot tested and validated questionnaire was circulated in two tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila, Philippines to assess their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale <em>(response rate = 64%)</em>. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Staff nurses from the intensive care units and medical wards both showed a positive attitude towards the use of Braden scale<em> (M= 4.03; 3.88,'SD='0.52; 0.38)</em>. Though most of them believed that they need to concern themselves in using Braden scale in their practice'<i>(84%)</i>, they were still uncertain if Braden Scale is better than their clinical judgement (<i>68%)</i>. <p>Moreover, nurses' clinical area was significantly associated with their attitude towards the use of Braden Scale<em> (x<sup>2</sup>='9.1268,'?=0.05)</em>. It was found that attitude of nurses working in the intensive care units was significantly higher than those in medical wards <em>(z='1.669, CV= 1.645)</em>. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Nurses' work area depicts their attitude in carrying out Braden Scale as a risk assessment tool to prevent their patients from developing pressure ulcer. While nurses from both clinical areas have positive attitude, this tends to be greater in intensive care units than in medical wards. This difference poses variation on the assessment execution and compliance of nurses in using the Braden Scale. Motivational strategies should be implemented to balance the quality and type of care across these clinical areas.Though their positive attitude could be harnessed to sustain their motivation, absence of hesitancy in using the Braden Scale is not well guaranteed.en
dc.subjectIntensive Care Units and Medical Wardsen
dc.subjectBraden Scaleen
dc.subjectAttitudeen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:56Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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