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A Study of Care Workers Knowledge on Pressure Ulcer
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A Study of Care Workers Knowledge on Pressure Ulcer
Kim, Hee-Kyoung; Kim, Moo-Ki; Kim, Young-Seong; Lee, Suk-Hee; Lee, Yoon-Ho; Kang, Kwon-Young; Lee, Joon-Hee; Kim, Nyeon-Jun; Kim, Soon-Hee;
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The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of knowledge of care workers working at long term care hospitals and nursing homes on pressure ulcer. A total of 81 care workers including 34 at long term care hospitals and 47 at nursing homes were surveyed. 24 questions were used to evaluate their degree of knowledge on pressure ulcer. Their knowledge on pressure ulcer scored 12.84 out of the total score of 24 points(SD=3.40), which was equal to 53.50 (SD=24.23) out of 100 points. Their knowledge on the prevention of pressure ulcer was highest among the subareas of evaluation. Their knowledge on pressure ulcer statistically significantly differed according to education on pressure ulcer(P<.05). A pressure ulcer is a skin disorder that may be prevented and cured. At this point when long term care facilities are rapidly increasing, care workers highlevel knowledge on and good management of pressure ulcer is very important. Practically educating them on pressure ulcer including the provision of recent, updated relevant knowledge will be necessary.
Care Woker;Pressure Ulcer;Nursing Home;Long Term Care;
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