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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2248-2254

Assessment of Nurses Knowledge Regarding Jaundice in Basra Hospitals
Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair
Department of fundamentals of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basra, Basra, Iraq
*Corresponding author

A descriptive study was carried out at the Basra Hospitals started from November 2th 2017 to 2th march, 2018. The study aims to assess nurse's knowledge concerning jaundice, and to identifying the relationship between nurse's knowledge and their demographic characteristic. A purposive sample of (100) nurses was selected on the surgical wards in Basra hospitals (AL-Sader, AL-Basra, AL-Fyhaa, and AL-Mawani). The data were collected through the use of direct interview, which comprised of (30) items as mean of data collection. The data were analyzed through the application of descriptive statistical analysis that includes frequency and percentage, and the application of inferential statistics that including the mean of score, and Chi - square test. The study shows that the majority of the nurses were males (60%), with age group (25- 29) years old (28%), nursing institute graduate (48%), the majority of nurses have than less (1 -5) years of experience (44%). The result indicated that there were no significant associations between the nurse's gender, age, years of experience and their knowledge, and there were significant associations between the nurse's level of education and their knowledge. The results demonstrated a knowledge deficit in the most items of questioner about jaundice in all hospitals.

Keywords: Assessment, Knowledge Regarding Jaundice, Basra Hospitals

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Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair. 2018. Assessment of Nurses Knowledge Regarding Jaundice in Basra Hospitals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2248-2254. doi:
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