International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part P (2016)
A study of assess the knowledge regarding care of ostomies among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore
Rama Harika B, Elizebeth J, Betty Lebona, Indira S and Jismy Thomas
Ostomy frequency is increasing worldwide. These are approximately 750,000 ostomies in United States. According to the survey conducted by Asia South pacific ostomy association and ostomy association of India, Mumbai as on June 2010-2012, there are 3 lakh ostomates in India. Many times, patients are embarrassed when they have to use public restorations to empty their bag. Teach the patients with ostomies about the various methods of odor control. Remind them that if the bag is clean and sealed well odor usually is not a problem during normal activity. Types of ostomy procedures include colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy. The type performed depend on the location and extent of the disease or injury. A colostomy involves creating an opening in the abdomen and pulling through a portion the large intestine.
Methods: A Non-Experimental descriptive research was adopted for this study. The study was conducted in selected hospital, Nellore district. 30 samples were selected by using Simple random sampling technique by means of learning methods. Structured questionnaire were used to assess the knowledge regarding care of ostomies among staff Nurses and Nursing students.
Results: The study results shows that with regard to knowledge regarding care of ostomies 7 (46.7%) staff nurses and 9 (60%) of nursing students having inadequate knowledge, 6 (40%) of staff nurses and 5 (33.3%) of nursing students are having moderately adequate knowledge, 2 (13.3%) of staff nurses and 1 (6.7%) of nursing students are having adequate knowledge.
Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses and nursing students had inadequate knowledge regarding car of ostomies. So there is a need to improve knowledge both by the student nurses and as well as staff nurses.
How to cite this article:
Rama Harika B, Elizebeth J, Betty Lebona, Indira S and Jismy Thomas. A study of assess the knowledge regarding care of ostomies among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(5): 1086-1089.