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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Pressure Sore among Care Takers of Bed Ridden Patients in Selected Hospitals of Sasaram
Priyanshu Kumari | Arshad Jamal | Vikash Kumar Verma | Dr. Shaveta Sharma
Abstract: Pressure ulcer is commonly termed as bedsores, Decubitus ulcer or pressure sore and sometimes as pressure necrosis or ischemic ulcer. The term pressure ulcer is popularized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In the initial stage of a pressure ulcer has the following features. The skin is not broken. The skin looks red on people with lighter skin colour, and the skin doesn't briefly lighten when touched. ?A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding pressure sore among care takers of bed ridden patients in selected hospitals of sasaram?. The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge regarding pressure sores among care takers of bed ridden patients. And to find the association between the level of knowledge of care takers regarding pressure sore with their Socio - demographic variables. Material and Methods: Non experimental Descriptive research design is used to assess the knowledge regarding pressure sore among care takers of bed ridden patients. Convenient sampling technique was used for the sample collection of 60 care takers of bedridden patients admitted in selected hospitals of Sasaram. Results: Among sixty care takers of the bed ridden patients15 (25%) had good knowledge, 34 (57%) had average knowledge and 11 (18.3%) had poor knowledge. Pertaining to association between the socio demographic variables and level of knowledge, statistically significant association was found between Gender of care takers with the knowledge score in this study. As per knowledge among sixty care takers 25% had good knowledge and 57% had average knowledge and 18.3 % had poor knowledge. This shows that these variables had influenced level of knowledge on the study subject. There was a statistical significant association between the level of knowledge and socio - demographic variables of care takers with gender. That is 0.0262 S (P<0.05).
Keywords: Pressure sore, knowledge and care takers
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,
Pages: 430 - 433