Title

The relationship between the level of knowledge and skills of staff nurses in providing effective nutrition education to patients in De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Nurses, Health Education

Abstract

A descriptive, non-experimental research design was utilized in this study. The study was limited to 44 staff nurses working on various wards in De La Salle University Medical Center selected through purposive sampling technique. A self-made checklist type of a questionnaire had been made, which included questions pertaining to the profile of the respondents and concepts on nutrition education in terms of the level of knowledge and level of skills of staff nurses. Statistical tools used were mean, standard deviation, t-test of independent means, f-test, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Test of Correlation. The study concluded that, most of the respondents were 24-26 years of age, female and with a length of service of 1-4 years. The overall level of knowledge of staff nurses in providing effective nutrition education to patients was Excellent/Outstanding. The overall level of skills of staff nurses in providing effective nutrition education to patients was Excellent/Outstanding. There was no significance difference in the level of knowledge of staff nurses when they were grouped according to age, gender, and length of service. There was no significant difference in the level of skills of staff nurses in terms of age and gender but a significant difference was found when they are grouped according to the length of service in providing effective nutrition education to patients. There is a strong positive linear relationship between the level of knowledge and level of skills of staff nurses in providing effective nutrition education to patients.

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