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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 295) Last page : ( 298)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00053.3

A study to assess the knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding needle stick injury in selected hospital at Mysuru with a view to develop an informational pamphlet

Prof. Willimas Sheela1, Mrs. Lissa J2,*, Mrs. Saraswathi KN2

1Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

2Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

*Corresponding Author Email: lissamysore@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

A study to assess the knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding needle stick injury in J.S.S Hospital, Mysuru with a view to develop a informational pamphlet.

Objectives of Study

1. To assess the knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding needle stick injury. 2. To find out the relationship between knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding needle stick injury. 3. To find out the association between knowledge and practice of staff nurses with their selected personal variables.

Methods

Study was descriptive in nature and Sample size was 60 staff nurses. Non probability and convenient sampling technique was used for the collection of data. The data collection was done by structured knowledge questionnaire and observational checklist and collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

The findings of the study highlights that the majority 50(83.4%) of staff nurses had average knowledge, 5(8.3%) had poor knowledge and only 5(8.3%) had good knowledge. The mean and SD of the knowledge scores are 14 and ±3.03 respectively. 1. The findings of the study highlights that the majority 40(66.7%) of staff nurses had poor practice and only 20(33.3%) of staff nurses had good practice. The mean and SD of the practice scores are 12.75 and ±2.3 respectively. 2. The analysis of findings revealed that there was a significant correlation 0.97 between knowledge and practice of staff nurses at 0.05 level significance. 3. The findings also showed that, significant association found between knowledge and exposure to educational programme is 7.41 at 0.05 level of significance, similarly there was a significant association found between practice and exposure to educational programme is 7.34 at 0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion

The following conclusions were drawn on the basis of the findings of the study. This study shows that there was a average knowledge and poor practice regarding needle stick injury among the staff nurses.

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Keywords

Needle stick injury, Knowledge, Practice and Nurses.

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