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Assessment of Nurses` knowledge level and associated factors toward diabetic foot care management in selected government hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Argaw, Zeleke (M.Sc. in Nursing )
dc.contributor.advisor Mulugeta, Tefera(M.Sc. in Nursing)
dc.contributor.author Hailu, Wubit
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-10T08:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-10T08:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24584
dc.description.abstract Background: Diabetic foot ulcer is a common and the most fearsome problem among people living with diabetes. The management of diabetic foot complications can be optimized by using an interdisciplinary team that focuses on the correctable risk factors along with optimizing local wound care. Nurses, important members of the diabetes treatment team, have an essential role in the prevention of diabetic foot problems and in the care and education of patients at risk of diabetic foot problems. But there is limited research on nurses` knowledge regarding to diabetic foot care management. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess nurses` knowledge level and associated factors toward diabetic foot care management in selected government hospital of Addis Ababa city administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020. Method: A cross-sectional study design was conducted among nurses who were working in selected government hospitals from March 1 to April 30, 2020. Data was collected using structured self-administered questionnaire on 119 study participants were selected using simple random sampling. Result: Data was cleaned and entered using Epi-data version 4.2 and then imported to SPSS version 24 for analysis. Frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations were used for demographic variables and to describe the scores of the study variables. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression was done to determine the association between the independent variables and dependent variables. The independent variables which become fitted on the bivariate regression less than or equal to p-value of 0.25 was included in the multivariable analysis. The odds ratio with 95% CI and a statistical significance at p value <0.05 was declared to determine the association. Among the participants52.9% of nurses had good knowledge level regarding diabetic foot care management. Factors significantly associated with good knowledge level of diabetic foot care management at p-value<0.05 were married marital status (AOR= 0.242, 95% CI (0.080-0.735)) and working in medical inpatient (AOR=11.057, 95% CI (3.46135.327).Conclusion: Substantial portion56(47.1%) of study participants had poor knowledge level of diabetic foot management. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Abeba University en_US
dc.subject Nurses, Knowledge level, Diabetic, Foot Care, Managements, Addis Ababa en_US
dc.title Assessment of Nurses` knowledge level and associated factors toward diabetic foot care management in selected government hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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