Uncertainty and Performance of Infection Control in Caregivers of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Patients

반코마이신 내성 장구균 환자 보호자의 질병 불확실성과 감염관리 수행

  • 이은숙 (계명대학교 간호대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.04.20
  • Accepted : 2015.06.05
  • Published : 2015.06.28


Purpose: This descriptive study was to examine uncertainty and performance of infection control in the VRE patients' caregivers. Methods: The participants were 82 caregivers who involved with the VRE patients care in D tertiary hospital in D metropolitan city. Data were analyzed with number, percentage, t-test, and ANOVA using SPSS/Win 21.0. Results: The participants' uncertainty was 56.99 and performance of infection control was 35.09. Performance of infection control was significantly different by age (F=121.38, p<.001), education (F=102.77, p<.001), relationship with the patient (F=17.80, p<.001), hours of caring per day (t=3.14, p=.002), and type of family (t=-8.65, p<.001). There was a significant negative correlation between participants' uncertainty and performance of infection control (r=-.96, p<.001). Conclusion: The results of the study will be used to develop nursing intervention program and standard protocol for infection control for the VRE patients' caregivers.


Uncertainty in Illness;Performance of Infection Control;Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci;Healthcare Related Infection


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