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Ghazi S, Ghasemi F, Bazgir A, Roosta S. Knowledge and self-care of nurses at the emergency and intensive care wards of Shohada-ye Ashayer Hospital, Khorramabad, Iran, in prevention from coronavirus disease 2019, 2020. yafte. 2021; 23 (4) :161-168
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-3319-en.html
Student Research Committee, Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
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Background: The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has endangered the health of all people. Healthcare workers, especially nurses working in emergency and intensive care wards, are always at the forefront of the fight against such infectious diseases. This study aimed to determine the level of awareness and self-care of staff working in emergency and intensive care wards in prevention from COVID-19 in Shohada-ye Ashayer Hospital, Khorramabad, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 162 nurses in Shohada-ye Ashayer Hospital. The samples were selected the census sampling method and completed a designed online questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed and interpreted in SPSS software (version 23).
Results: The mean age of participants was obtained at 32.28±5.12 years, and 87% of the subjects were women. The mean scores of knowledge and self-care among the subjects were estimated at 21.5±2.6 and 36.1±4.1, respectively. It was also revealed that 87.9% of the participants had good knowledge regarding the prevention from COVID-19 and 85.2% of the cases had good performance in self-care of COVID-19.
Conclusion: The findings of this study indicated that the staff working at the emergency and intensive care wards of Shohada-ye Ashayer Hospital had a good level of awareness and self-care in prevention from COVID-19. However, in some cases, more training is needed to better perform COVID-19 prevention.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: پزشکی اجتماعی
Received: 2021/05/15 | Accepted: 2021/08/1 | Published: 2021/11/10

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