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ASSESSMENT OF THE NURSING STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE TOWARD THE ELDERLY HIP FRACTURES IN BAGHDAD CITY

Allawi Atiyah Jasim*, Dr. Frias Faeq Jameel and Dr. Zeyad Tareq Abdulateef

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Background: One of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip. It is hard to recover from a hip fracture and afterward many people are not able to live on their own. Aims: To assess the nursing students' knowledge toward the elderly hip fractures in Baghdad City. Methods: A descriptive design was conducted on female and male pediatric nurses who were working in neonatal intensive care units, started from November 15th, 2017 up to the end of 20th May 2018. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (100) undergraduates' college students / university of Baghdad from different levels (males and females), were selected. A questionnaire format was used for data collection, which consisted of (2) parts: the first part is related to the students' demographic data, which include (7) items such as; age, gender, marital status, residential area, occupational status, monthly income, and the second part is related to the students' knowledge about elderly hip fractures which include (30) items. The overall number of the items included in the questionnaire was (37) items. The items concerning student sā€™ knowledge were rated on three level Likert scales; yes, uncertain, and no, and scored as 3, 2, and 1, respectively. Results: The study concluded that (54%) of students in sample study were male, (48%) of them were between (21 ā€“ 25) years old, (79%) of them were single. Regarding to the residential area, (85%) of them were live in Baghdad city. Furthermore, the finding of study indicated that (67%) of them were not working. Concerning to the monthly income (71%) of students says that the income is enough to somewhat. Conclusions: Our finding indicate that the students had a moderate level of knowledge with respect to the total mean score (MS) and to the total relative sufficiency (RS) which was (2.54%); (84.6%) respectively and the study recommended that there is a need for continuous nursing education program for all new nursing students, especially for 4th stage students, established by College of Nursing.

Keywords: Elderly, Hip, Fractures, knowledge, College.


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