Nursing Students’ Knowledge towards Caring for Children with Idiopathic Nephritic Syndrome
Keywords:Nursing students’ knowledge, Children with nephrotic syndrome
Background: Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) is a kidney disorder that causes children body as well as adult. Nursing students need to develop their knowledge about caring for children with nephrotic through applying the comprehensive nursing syllabus in most nursing schools in order to promote their knowledge and skills to provide optimum nursing care for these children.
Aims of the study: Assess nursing students’ knowledge towards Caring for Children with Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome and to find out the relationship between nursing students’ knowledge and their demographic data (age, gender, and educational level).
Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted at University of Baghdad / Collage of Nursing. A purposive "non-probability" sample of (142) undergraduate nursing students (males and females) were selected in this study. A questionnaire was adapted of reviewing previous literatures and studies focused for the purpose of the study. The study instrument comprised of two parts, part one was demographic data. The second part assessed nursing students’ knowledge towards Caring for Children with Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome and contained of 27 items which were rated to three Likert scale and scored the follows: Yes (3), Not sure (2), and No (1). Data were collected through using of the questionnaire and the process of the self-administrative report via internet of the period 1st of November 2019 to 1st of January 2020. Data were analyzed through the application of the descriptive statistical data analysis approach (frequency, percentage, mean of scores) and inferential statistical data analysis approach (Pearson correlation coefficient and chi-square).
Results: The findings of the study indicated that nursing students have a fair level of knowledge towards caring for children with nephrotic syndrome, there was no significant association between nursing students’ knowledge and their age and gender, and there was a significant association between nursing students’ knowledge with their scholastic stage at p-value ≤ 0.05.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the level of nursing students' knowledge was acceptable towards caring for children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.
Recommendations: The study recommended that there is need to provide additional education programs are important to improve nursing students' knowledge towards caring for children with nephrotic syndrome
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