Assessment of Nursing Students’ Knowledge toward Preventive Measures of Urinary Tract Infections in Mosul Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Knowledge, preventive measures,urinary tract infection, nursingcollege students.
Background and Objectives: UTI is a common bacterial infection known to affect the different parts of the
urinary tract and the occurrence is found in both males and females. It’s the most common site of nosocomial
infection, accounting for greater than (40%) of the total number reported by hospital and affecting about
(600,000) patients each year. The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge of regarded preventive
measures among nursing college students and to determine the association between their knowledge and
selected demographical data.
Materials and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among (120) students enrolled in the
nursing college at Mosul university during the period of 25st January, 2019 to 25th of May, 2019. A selfadministered structured questionnaire which consists of (16) items was obtain to assess the knowledge
regarding preventive measures of UTI and other demographic details. The SPSS (version 18) was used for
the data analysis. The demographic characteristics of the study samples were reported by using descriptive
statistics (frequencies, percentages, and mean). The mean of scores were compared by one-way ANOVA
were done to find the association between variables.
Results: The results of the present study showed that (40.8%) of respondents were belonged tothe age group
(20-22) years old, more than half of them (55%) were females, and the majority of them (86.7%) were single.
Conclusions: The study concluded that the general level of the knowledge among the participants was
overall (52.5%) of the (120) participants had moderate level of knowledge, while (36.7%) of them had poor
knowledge regarding preventive measures of urinary tract infection.
Recommendations: Based on the results of the study, the researchers recommended the necessary to
preparation of educational programs for students of the university of Mosul to develop their knowledge and
knowledge about the seriousness of UTI diseases, as well as the establishment of units for counseling and
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