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Medical students attitude towards pressure ulcer: a cross sectional study from Iran

Rafiei, Hossein (2016) Medical students attitude towards pressure ulcer: a cross sectional study from Iran. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science.

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Abstract

Background and aim: Knowledge about medical student’s attitude toward pressure ulcers prevention and management is very important. However study about medical student’s attitude toward pressure ulcers is limited. In present study, we examined attitude of Iranian medical students about pressure ulcers. Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study conducted between Aprils to July 2015 in Shahrekord, South west of Iran. All medical interns’ (semester 8 and higher) were invited to participate. The data were collected, using a questionnaire with items relating to demographic data and an attitude questionnaire. All statistical analyses were performed using SPSS software (v17.0; PASW Statistics). Results: The mean age of students was 23.2±2.5. The mean of attitude score were 31.6±5.3 (range 20 t0 55). In total, 48% of students reported that in their courses not received any education regards to pressure ulcer prevention, care and treatment. Of 52% that received education, 84.9% reported that their education were not enough. About 70% of students reported that needs to more education with regards to pressure ulcer. Conclusion: Educating medical students with regard to pressure ulcers first requires a primary assessment of attitude of the topic. Results of present study revealed that Iranian medical students have not positive attitude regards pressure ulcers. Further study in this regards recommended strongly. Key words: Pressure ulcer, medical education, attitude, wound management

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2016 09:44
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2016 09:44
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5623

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