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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part D (2016)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of patient with diarrhoea among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore

Author(s)
Elizabeth Jasmine S, Rama Harika B, Betty Lebona, Jinkle S Thomas and Indira S
Abstract
Introduction: Diarrhea is not a condition, it’s a symptom of another health issues, such as an infection or virus. It can also occur reaction of food medication parasites or bacteria in food. Cure of diarrhea may three types, firstly drink water and other fluids that help to restore essential vitamins and minerals lost through diarrhea and secondly its can control through the hygienic diet. According to UNICEF (2014) about 1.7 to 5 billion people are affected with diarrhoea and it occurs most common in developing country where young children are mostly common in developing country and mostly reported about 11% or1.7 billion of people are affected with diarrhea.
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 non probability convenience sampling technique. Structured questionnaire were used to assess the knowledge regarding bowel wash among staff Nurses and Nursing students
Results: The study results shows that with regard to knowledge regarding care of patient with diarrhoea among staff nurses,7(46.7%) had inadequate knowledge, 6(40%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 2(13.2%) had adequate knowledge, whereas in nursing students, 2(13.3%) had inadequate knowledge, 7(46.7%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 6(40%) had adequate knowledge.
Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses had inadequate knowledge regarding care of patient with diarrhea whereas majority of the nursing students had moderately adequate knowledge regarding. So there is a need to improve knowledge by the staff nurses and as well as student nurses.
Pages: 254-257  |  520 Views  22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Elizabeth Jasmine S, Rama Harika B, Betty Lebona, Jinkle S Thomas and Indira S. A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of patient with diarrhoea among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 254-257.
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