Akshay S. Dudhe, Dr.Tukaram Zagade, Dr. Vaishali Mohite
Abstract: A study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of urinary tract infection in clients with indwelling catheter with a view to prepare a Health education module, in KH & MRC, Karad. Background: Urinary tract infection is the most common nosocomial infection creating potential bacteria. UTI incidence can be a possible indicator of the quality of catheter care in the hospital. Aim: This study aims to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of urinary tract infection in clients with indwelling catheter with a view to prepare a Health education module. Methodology: One group pre-test post-test design with evaluative approach was adopted for this study. The study was conducted at Krishna Hospital, Karad. Purposive sampling technique was used for selecting the 30 samples from the selected wards of Krishna hospital, Karad. On the first day a structured knowledge questionnaire (MCQs) was used to assess the knowledge on prevention of urinary tract infection and health education was given followed by pre- test. Post-test was conducted after 7 days of pre-test. Results: This study shows that subsequent increase in knowledge, in pre-test majority 15 (50 %) had average knowledge, 8 (27 %) had good knowledge and 7 (23.3 %) had poor knowledge where as in the post- test 17 (57 %) had average knowledge, 9 (30 %) had good knowledge, 4 (13.3 %) had poor knowledge regarding prevention of UTI before and after intervention of health education. Before intervention mean was 8.9, standard deviation 2.13 and in after intervention the mean was 12.86 and standard deviation 2.46.the computed t test value was 16.076. Since the p value for the test is less than 0.0001. Conclusion: The study concluded that the Health education on prevention of urinary tract infection was effective in improving the knowledge of clients and thus helps them to understand how to prevent urinary tract infection. There is significant association found between occupation and the knowledge of prevention of urinary tract infection.
Keywords: UTI, Clients, health education module, knowledge