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RESEARCH ARTICLE

URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH INDWELLING CATHETER

P. Divya, H. Ravindra

Citation Information : Divya P, Ravindra H. URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH INDWELLING CATHETER. 2018; 9 (1):27-32.

DOI: 10.5958/jnt-9-1-27

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Abstract

Urinary tract infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Indian subjects, affecting all age groups across the life span. The objectives of the study is to (1) To assess the existing knowledge score regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter among nursing students. (2) To assess the existing practice score regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter among nursing students.(3) To develop and implement nursing intervention guidelines regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter.(4) To assess the outcome of knowledge scores regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter among nursing students.(5) To assess the outcome of practice scores preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter among nursing students.(6) To find an association between pretest knowledge scores of nursing students with their socio- demographic variables. An evaluative research approach with pre- experimental design is used. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used to select the 60 samples of internship nursing students and data collection was done. In the pretest conducted among 60 subjects, none had good knowledge score. In the post test, 80% had excellent knowledge score on care of preventive measures of UTI after administration of nursing guidelines. In the pretest conducted among 60 subjects, none had good practice score. In the post test, 80% had good practice score on catheter care after administration of nursing guidelines. There was a significant increase in posttest knowledge scores through nursing guidelines. In this research study findings revealed that nursing guide lines is highly effective in improving knowledge and practice of internship nursing students regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter.


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