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

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

Kustantaja: WILEY

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: International Wound Journal

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL

Lehden akronyymi: INT WOUND J

Sivujen määrä: 12

ISSN: 1742-4801

eISSN: 1742-481X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13641


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.

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