Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Knowledge of Nursing Students on Necrotizing Fasciitis

Address:   Rayapu Vasundhara1, Jonnalagadda Miryani2, Koramutla Dakshayani3
1Principal cum Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur.
2Lecturer, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur.
3B. Sc (N) Graduate, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00087.5

Background: Necrotizing fasciitis in a condition which is characterized by rapidly progressing inflammation and necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue, fascia muscle and the skin. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of Nursing students regarding Necrotizing fasciitis and to associate the level of knowledge with their demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding Necrotizing fasciitis in a selected college of Nursing in March 2018. Totally 88 Nursing Students studying final year B.Sc.(N), I and IIyear MSc(N) were selected by using convenient sampling Technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Among 88 Nursing students, 59(67.04%) had inadequate knowledge regarding Necrotizing Fasciitis and significant association was found between knowledge of Nursing students and their year of study (?2 = 17.16) at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Majority of nursing students had inadequate knowledge with regard to Necrotizing fasciitis. Significant association was there between the knowledge of nursing students on Necrotizing fasciitis and their year of study.
Knowledge, Nursing students, Necrotizing fasciitis.
Rayapu Vasundhara, Jonnalagadda Miryani, Koramutla Dakshayani. Knowledge of Nursing Students on Necrotizing Fasciitis. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(3):386-390.
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