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

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part E (2017)

Knowledge regarding care of patients with chemotherapy among staff nurses and nursing students in NMCH, Nellore

Author(s)
Lavanya B, P Latha and Dr. S Indira
Abstract
Background: Cancer is treated by many therapies such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery and hormonal therapy, each may be used along or in combination with other modalities. Chemotherapy is a major treatment modality for cancer, currently chemotherapy was responsible for increasing the survival time of many patients with cancer. Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding care of patients with chemotherapy among staff nurses and nursing students. 2. To compare the level of knowledge between staff nurses and nursing students. 3. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding care of patients with chemotherapy among staff nurses and nursing students with their selected socio- demographic variables. Methods: A quantitative approach A quantitative approach with descriptive design, Sample size was 30; out of which, 15 staff nurses and 15 nursing students were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique. Results: Study revealed that the level of knowledge among staff nurses, 9(60%) had inadequate knowledge, 4 (27%) had moderate knowledge and 2(13%) had adequate knowledge. Among nursing students, 13(87%) had inadequate knowledge, 2(13%) had moderate knowledge and none of them had adequate knowledge regarding chemotherapy. Conclusion: The study concluded that staff nurses had better knowledge than nursing students on Care of Patients with Chemotherapy.
Pages: 301-304  |  700 Views  22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Lavanya B, P Latha, Dr. S Indira. Knowledge regarding care of patients with chemotherapy among staff nurses and nursing students in NMCH, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(10):301-304.
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