J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2010 Sep;16(3):240-249.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse's Knowledge and Nursing Performance on Intensive Care Unit Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Honam University, Korea. psy@honam.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to investigate intensive care unit (ICU) nurse's knowledge and nursing performance on the intensive care unit syndrome. Method: A survey questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of 123 nurses in a university hospital. Data were collected from August 1st to August 25th, 2009. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 12.0.
RESULTS
The mean score for knowledge and nursing performance were66.96 and 74.97 respectively. According to the general characteristics, there were significant differences in knowledge depending on marital status, education level and career length and in nursing performance depending on their age, education level and career length. The correlation between knowledge and nursing performance was a significant positive one.
CONCLUSION
Comprehensive educational programs are needed to decrease accident rates related to ICU syndrome and to improve the health of ICU patients.

Keyword

Knowledge; Nursing; Intensive Care Unit; Syndrome
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