Title

Knowledge and practices of selected health care providers on care of patients with Indwelling Foley Catheter

Date of Completion

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Catheters, Indwelling, Insurance, Health

Abstract

This study was based on the descriptive non-experimental quantitative research method. Convenience sampling technique was utilized in the selection of respondents. The number of respondents were obtained from the College of Nursing and Midwifery of the De La Salle Health Sciences Campus and the Nursing Service Department of De La Salle University Medical Center and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Hospital and National Medical Research Center. The subjects of the study were 30 health care providers, nursing students Batch 2004 and staff nurses of the selected areas of De La Salle University Medical Center and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Hospital and National Medical Research Center. The tool utilized was a self-made questionnaire consisting of multiple choice and checklist types of items written in English. There are three (3) parts of the questionnaire. The first part is the socio-demographic data, the second part is the knowledge aspect and the third part is the practices aspect. The statistical treatment used in the study was percentage to determine the profile of respondents and the knowledge and practices of the health care providers. The point biserial and Pearson’s r were used to determine the relationship the knowledge and practices to the variables of the respondents. The study concluded that socio-demographic variables such as age, gender and classification of the health care providers do not affect the knowledge and practices. However, the length of service of the staff nurses somehow affects their knowledge and that the staff nurses' length of service is moderately affecting their practices. It was also concluded that knowledge does not affect the practices of the health care providers. The relationship of the knowledge of the health care providers to the practices of the health care providers is inversely proportional.

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