Attitudes of nursing staff towards pressure ulcer prevention in primary and specialised health care: A correlational cross-sectional study

Heidi Parisod, Arja Holopainen, Emilia Kielo-Viljamaa, Pauli Puukka, Dimitri Beeckman, Elina Haavisto

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Abstrakti

The aim of this correlational, cross-sectional study was to assess the pressure ulcer prevention attitudes of the nursing staff and to identify factors associated with it both in primary and special health care. The study was conducted with nursing staff (N = 554) working in primary and special health care units in two hospital districts in Finlandin 2018 to 2019. Attitude towards Pressure ulcer Prevention instrument was used for data collection. Demographic data, Pressure Ulcer Prevention Knowledge test, and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practice instrument were used as background variables. Data were analysed with statistical tests. Nursing staff working in primary care (n = 327) had more positive attitudes towards pressure ulcer prevention than those in specialised care (n = 209; P =.047). Working as a wound care nurse (P =.0005), working experience after graduation (P =.0017), self-reported pressure ulcer prevention and early detection skills (P <.0001), pressure ulcer prevention knowledge (P =.0002), and views about the realisation of their unit's pressure ulcer prevention practices (P <.0001) independently explained variation in participants' attitudes. Attention should be placed on the pressure ulcer prevention attitudes of nurses who are less experienced or less skilled and who have lower pressure ulcer prevention knowledge. Positive organisational culture towards evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention practices should be promoted.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
JulkaisuINTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaE-pub ahead of print - 2021
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

!!ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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