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Recognition of Skin Infection and Infection Management Practice on Caregivers in Geriatric Hospital
Yang, Seo-Hui; Kweon, Young-Ran;
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Purpose: This study was to investigate the recognition of skin infection (RSI) and management practice (MP) on caregivers in geriatric hospital. Methods: The subjects were 209 caregivers who work at geriatric hospital in G city and J do. Data were analyzed with -test, t-test. and ANOVA using SPSS 18.0 program. Results: Prevalence rate of caregivers' skin diseases was 76.6%. Diagnosis of Skin disease was contact dermatitis 42.5%, scabies 26.9%, and skin xerosis 25.0%. The Mean RSI score was 3.81 and MP was 4.12. In addition, MP was significantly different by number of bed hospitals (F=4.63, p=.011) and number of caring patients (F=2.67, p=.049). Conclusion: This study will be a useful on continuing education for caregivers and basis for the guidance of medical infection control standards development.
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