Title of Work
Rehabilitation nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for preventing urinary tract infections from intermittent catheterizationNo Title
PURPOSE:The aim of this study was to develop and examine the reliability of a survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of rehabilitation nurses for preventing urinary tract infections in persons requiring intermittent catheterization.DESIGN:Cross-sectional survey with principal component analysis.METHODS:Survey development and administration based on national guidelines.FINDINGS:Principal component analysis produced three reliable components of KAB explaining 54.5% of response variance. Results indicate that nurses report adequate knowledge and training. Although the facility had an evidence-based online catheterization procedure, staff reported that the procedure was not helpful nor useable. Twenty-eight percent incorrectly identified the root cause of urinary tract infection, and 45% reported that other nurses always washed their hands. Barriers to using standard intermittent catheterization technique were staff, time, and patient variables.CONCLUSION:The modified survey is a reliable measure of KAB.CLINICAL RELEVANCE:The survey assists with identifying knowledge gaps, customizing education, and changing practice.
Dawa, Tenzin; Randolph, Mary; Moyers, Penelope; Finch Guthrie, Patricia; Frie, Brenda; and Filer, Debra, "Rehabilitation nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for preventing urinary tract infections from intermittent catheterizationNo Title" (2019). Interprofessional Education Faculty Scholarship. 14.