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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 230) Last page : ( 235)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00047.1

Effectiveness of Educational Program on Nurses’ Knowledge toward Preventing Female Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Mohammed Hiba T.1, Hamza Rajha Abdul Hassan2

1Adults Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kufa, Iraq

2Adult Nursing Branch, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kufa, Iraq

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


The study aims to assess nurses’ knowledge toward preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections, determining the effect of nursing educational program by comparing the pre-test and post-test score on nurses’ knowledge in regards to catheter-associated urinary tract infections also to find out relationship between nurses knowledge and their demographic data. A quasi-experimental design study has been carried out in Al-Najaf City/Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Health Directorate/Al-Sadder Medical City from October 8th, 2017 to, September 10th, 2018. In order to determine the face validity of the study, (15) experts were selected to review the questionnaire, and reliability of the questionnaire is determined through pilot study through the use of test and re-test. The researcher analyzed the data through the use of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis procedures. The results of the study show that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses’ knowledge toward preventing of female catheter-associated urinary tract infections is positive and clear. It also shows that there is a good development with highly significant differences in study group between pre and post-test in all items related to preventing of female catheter-associated urinary tract infection.



Effectiveness, educational program, nurses, knowledge, prevention, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, urinary catheter.


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