Nurses Knowledge about Comminuted Fracture in Baghdad Teaching Hospitals


  • Ammar Zghair
  • Hussein Atiyah



Knowledge Comminuted Fracture


Background: Infection control for patients with comminuted fracture is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections. The infection control can help reduce to post-operative morbidity, prolonged recovery, delayed discharge and increasing cost. Nurses’ knowledge of the evidence-based recommendations is necessary to provide high-quality nursing care.

Aims of the study: The study aims at assess nurses' knowledge towards comminuted fracture in Bagdad Teaching Hospitals; and determine the relationship between nurses' knowledge and their demographic data.

Methodology: A descriptive study used assessment approach with questionnaire items is conducted to explore nurses' knowledge. By a purposive sample of (100) nurses is selected throughout the use of non-probability sampling approach. Data was collection through the use of a questionnaire and analyzed through application the descriptive and inferential statistic.
Results: Findings illustrated that (59.0%) aged 20-29 years, (54.0%) male nurses, (69.0%) married, (45.0%) institute graduated, (52.0% have 1-3 years of experience without attend training sessions. According to the analysis mean of score, the findings indicate that the majority (66%) of nurses were unsatisfactory knowledge regarding comminuted fracture at low level of mean +S. d. = 1.38+ 0.565. There were nurses' education; years of employment and participation in training sessions have been significantly associated with their knowledge at probability ≤0.05.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the knowledge about comminuted fracture was low among nurses and they were poor knowledge due to low level of education and lack of adequate training sessions.

Recommendations: More years of experience and training the staff on orthopedic wards by local officials help raising professionals’ nurses' knowledge. Provide the health resources and exploiting young energies of nurses which indeed helps to develop their knowledge and practice.


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Zghair, A. ., & Atiyah, H. . (2021). Nurses Knowledge about Comminuted Fracture in Baghdad Teaching Hospitals . Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 11(1), 157–164.

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