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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 56)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00013.3

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Staff Nurses Knowledge Regarding the Uses of Antibiotic at Selected Hospital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand

Ms. Kumari Rekha*

Assistant Professor, Sharda University, Greater Noida

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

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Objectives

  • To determine the knowledge of staff nurse's regarding uses of antibiotics.

  • To find the association between knowledge of the staff nurses regarding use of antibiotics with selected demographic variables

Methodology

A total of 40 staff nurses were included in this descriptive study, who were working in Brijlal hospital Haldwani. A self prepared questionnaire was used to assess their knowledge regarding uses of antibiotic. The data was analyzed according to the objective of the study.

Result

In our study out of 40 subjects the minimum age of subjects was 21 year and maximum age of subjects was 38 year. The majority subjects were the females (60%) and others male (40%). Most of the subjects (72.5%) have the professional qualification of G.N.M. and rest (27.5%) had done B.SC. nursing. Most of the subjects (70%) were having less than 3 years of working experience and (30%) have experience of more than 3 years. (57.5%) of the subject are working in General ward and (42.5%) of the subject are working in Critical unit. Independent sample t-test was used to find the association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables. The obtained ‘t’ value for gender was 1.01and for professional qualification was 0.21, for year of experience was 1.19, for hospital department was 0.09. This concludes that there was no significant association between the knowlege score of the subjects with the demographic variables (gender, professional qualification, year of experience and hospital department) at p<0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion

Knowledge of staff nurses regarding use of antibiotics was not being affected by Gender, Educational Qualification, Years of Experience and Wards.

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Keywords

Staff nurses, Knowledge, Antibiotic.

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