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

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part A (2017)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding collection of stool specimen for infants among staff nurses and nursing students at Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore

Author(s)
T Chandana, Dadam Revathi and Dr. Arumugam Indira
Abstract
The Study aims are to assess the knowledge regarding collection of stool specimen for infants among staff nurses and nursing students and to identify the relationship between the knowledge level and socio demographic variables of staff nurses and student nurses. The quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted in Narayana medical college hospital.15 staff nurses and 15 nursing students were selected by using Non Probability Convenience Sampling Technique. Semi structured Questionnaire method was used for collecting the information from samples. Data analysis done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that 6 (40%) staff nurses have inadequate knowledge, 9(60%) staff nurses had moderately adequate knowledge regarding collection of stool specimen for infants. 12(80%)nursing students have inadequate knowledge, 3(20%) nursing students had moderately adequate knowledge regarding collection of stool specimen for infants. The study concluded that staff nurses have adequate knowledge than the nursing students regarding collection of stool specimen for infants.staff nurses socio demographic variables have shown non-significant association with the level of knowledge and age in years, education qualification, source of information and any inservice educational programme and nursing students socio demographic variables have shown non-significant association with the level of knowledge and age in years, education qualification, source of information, attended any work shop, any witness of collection of stool specimen shown non-significant association with level of knowledge.
Pages: 34-37  |  494 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
T Chandana, Dadam Revathi, Dr. Arumugam Indira. A study to assess the knowledge regarding collection of stool specimen for infants among staff nurses and nursing students at Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):34-37.
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