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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
The Prevalence of Meningity in the Period 2014-2016 and the Importance of Nursing Care
Abstract: Introduction Meningitis is a meningitis inflammation and comes as a result of various factors such as bacterial and viral factors. Purpose of the study The purpose of the study is to determine the prevalence of meningitis during the period 2014-2016 in different age groups and the importance of nursing care. Material and Method The study is retrospective type for the period 2014-2016. This study included data from the exit register at the Rehabilitation Unit of the QSUT Infectious Hospital. Results The average age of the population in the study was 44.7 years old, where men were 40.22 years old and females 49.39-year-old. As far as gender information was concerned, it was noted that the most affected were men with 49 individuals or 68.05 % compared to females with 23 individuals or 31.95 %. The most affected age group was 21-30 years, 41-50 years and 51-60 years with an equal number of individuals 13 or 18.05 % of individuals. Individuals affected by this disease from urban areas were higher in comparison to rural areas, respectively 51 individuals or 70.83 % compared to 21 individuals or 29.17 % in rural areas. The average daylight was 7.25 days. The biggest mortality rate was in males with 9 cases compared to 7 cases in females. It was observed that there was no statistical significance between 2 variables age and gender (p = 0.82> 0.05). It was observed that there was no statistical significance between 2 variables hospital stay and gender (p = 2.93> 0.05) Conclusions Meningitis is a difficult treatment pathology, which is why it is important to have a better quality medical and nursing intervention and bring about a reduction in new cases and mortality in the country.
Keywords: meningitis, age group, place of residence, mortality, hospital stay
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 1048 - 1051