Advances in Nursing / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Assessment of Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Perceived Barriers to Expressed Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practice in Addis Ababa Government Hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015

Table 3

Distribution of right and wrong responses about facts of pressure ulcer prevention practice among nurses in Addis Ababa government hospitals, 2015.

Facts about pressure ulcer assessmentResponseFrequency
()
Percent

Pressure ulcer (PU) is marked against the caregiver as poor or nonexistent careRight15277.6
Wrong4422.4

Areas of skin are compromised as a result of unrelieved pressureRight16182.1
Wrong3517.9

Pressure ulcer occurs in immobile patientsRight17287.8
Wrong2412.2

Pressure ulcer is developed in stagesRight17086.7
Wrong2613.3

It commonly occurs around bony prominencesRight17488.8
Wrong2211.2

Pressure ulcer can lead to permanent disabilities like bone destructionRight16081.6
Wrong3618.4

Sepsis is one of the complications of pressure ulcerRight16885.7
Wrong2814.3

Pressure ulcer contributes to the overall hospital costs incurred by patient Right15378.1
Wrong4321.9