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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 286) Last page : ( 290)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00087.5

Knowledge of Nursing Students on Necrotizing Fasciitis

Vasundhara Rayapu1, Miryani Jonnalagadda2,*, Dakshayani Koramutla3

1Principal cum Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

2Lecturer, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

3B. Sc (N) Graduate, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jonnalagaddamiryani@gmail.com

Online published on 6 February, 2020.

Abstract

Background

Necrotizing fasciitis in a condition which is characterized by rapidly progressing inflammation and necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue, fascia muscle and the skin.

Aim

The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of Nursing students regarding Necrotizing fasciitis and to associate the level of knowledge with their demographic variables.

Methodology

Quantitative descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding Necrotizing fasciitis in a selected college of Nursing in March 2018. Totally 88 Nursing Students studying final year B. Sc.(N), I and IIyear MSc(N) were selected by using convenient sampling Technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

Among 88 Nursing students, 59(67.04%) had inadequate knowledge regarding Necrotizing Fasciitis and significant association was found between knowledge of Nursing students and their year of study (χ2 = 17.16) at 0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion

Majority of nursing students had inadequate knowledge with regard to Necrotizing fasciitis. Significant association was there between the knowledge of nursing students on Necrotizing fasciitis and their year of study.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Nursing students, Necrotizing fasciitis.

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