The knowledge of nursing undergraduate students about pressure lesions

Keywords: Pressure Ulcer; Students, Nursing; Knowledge.

Abstract

Objective: assessing the knowledge of nursing undergraduate students regarding pressure lesions. Methods: cross-sectional research with 56 nursing undergraduates from two higher education institutions, using a test of their knowledge regarding pressure lesions. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Mann-Whitney U test, with a significance level of 0.05. Results: most undergraduates were female (87.5%), single (80.3%), with no employment bonds (75.0%), and between 20 and 25 years of age (67.8%). One of the nursing undergraduates assessed had adequate knowledge about pressure lesions. From the items related to the assessment and classifications, 33.3% were considered as well-known; from those related to prevention, this number was 36.3%. Conclusion: it became clear that the knowledge of the researchers analyzed was found to be inadequate.

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Published
2019-08-01
Section
Research Article