Knowledge and attitude on pressure ulcer prevention among nursing students in UiTM Selangor Puncak Alam Campus

Authors

  • Roslinda Isa Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), UiTM Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia;
  • Nor Adlina Syafiah Zuri Azman Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Tuan Nur Amira Tuan Mat Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), UiTM Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia;

Keywords:

attitude; knowledge; nursing students, pressure ulcer prevention

Abstract

Development of pressure ulcer among patients in healthcare setting can be reduced by improving the knowledge and attitude among nursing students as represented the future generation in prevention of pressure ulcer. This research is aimed to identify knowledge and attitude among nursing students regarding pressure ulcer prevention in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus. It also examined the relationships between knowledge and attitude of nursing students related to pressure ulcer prevention. One hundred fifty-seven subjects returned the questionnaires with a 100% rate of response. The respondent was nursing students that studying in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus. Study design used was cross-sectional study. The findings revealed that respondent had a very poor knowledge mean 45.4% (SD= 2.362). There was a high score of attitude mean 75.3% (SD=4.597). The finding also found weak correlation between knowledge and attitude (r =.132, p <.01). Nursing students’ knowledge on pressure ulcer prevention was very low. However, most of the respondents showed high attitude scores. From these findings suggest that involvement of nursing students from different institutions to improve the generalization of the results.

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Published

2020-07-29

How to Cite

Isa, R. ., Azman, N. A. S. Z. ., & Tuan Mat , . T. N. A. . (2020). Knowledge and attitude on pressure ulcer prevention among nursing students in UiTM Selangor Puncak Alam Campus . Healthscope: The Official Research Book of Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM, 1. Retrieved from http://healthscopefsk.com/index.php/research/article/view/11

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