International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part J (2016)
Knowledge on rehydration therapy
Helen francis, Samhitha J, Dr. Indira A
Diarrhea is the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day or more frequently than in number for an individual. Dehydration is the life threatening feature which is usually associated with the diarrhea. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding the rehydration therapy among staff nurses and nursing students in NMCH, Nellore. A quantitative descriptive survey research design was used. The sample size is 15 staff nurses who are working in pediatric ward, NICU, PICU and postnatal ward, 15 nursing students of B.Sc (N) at NNI, Nellore. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for this study. Structured questionnaire is used to assess the knowledge regarding rehydration therapy among staff nurses and nursing students. The data was tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study concluded that majority of student nurses have inadequate knowledge when comparing to the staff nurses level of knowledge regarding rehydration therapy.
How to cite this article:
Helen francis, Samhitha J, Dr. Indira A. Knowledge on rehydration therapy. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(5): 657-659.