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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 103) Last page : ( 106)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00026.X

Staff Nurses Knowledge regarding basic Hygiene needs among Critically Ill Patients, ICU admitted in Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute at Gujarat

Mrs. Karthika P.1,*, Mrs. Gracy Stella2, Mr. Kandula Moses3, Mr. Abraham Robin4

1Principal, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

2Associate Professor, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

3Associate Professor, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

4Asst. Professor, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Karthinsg473@gmail. Com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.


Background of the study

Patients who are hospitalized in critical care settings require the provision of nursing care to meet their basic needs. These interventions are integrated as indicators of patient outcomes and quality of care in critical care units. Basic Nursing care includes, providing an atmosphere of comfort and physical and mental ease by promoting factors such as rest, sleep, nutrition, hygiene, and dignity.


1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding basic hygiene needs among staff nurses. 2. To find out the association between knowledge score with selected personal variables.

Materials and methods

The data were collected from 30 staff nurses related to basic hygiene needs among critically ill patients by Total Enumerative sampling method with the use of nightingale nursing theory components by dichotomous structured questionnaire method.


57% Staff nurses among critically ill patients having adequate knowledge, moderate knowledge 37% and inadequate knowledge 6% regarding basic hygiene needs and there is a significant association between knowledge score and demographic variables.


The major conclusion drawn from this study was that highest percentage 57% staff nurses had adequate knowledge regarding hygiene needs among critically ill patients.



Knowledge, hygiene needs. critically ill patients.


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