Nurses’ Knowledge Regarding Pneumonia in Children Under Five Years of Age at Pediatric Wards in Kirkuk Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Assessment, Nurse’s knowledge, Pneumonia in children.
The Objective: to identify the nurses’ knowledge regarding pneumonia in children under five years of age at pediatric wards in Kirkuk teaching hospitals. The Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out at pediatric ward of Teaching Hospitals in Kirkuk City to Assessment of Nurses’ knowledge regarding pneumonia in children under five years of age at pediatric wards from 20 of February till 3ed of June 2019. A non- probability (purposive) sample was chosen for the current study. The sample consisted of (40) nurses working in the pediatric medical ward of selected hospital. The Result: The socio-demographic characteristic of the study presents that 62.5% of them females, 60.0 % at age (20 – 25) years old, 40.0 % graduated from college of nursing (Bachelor of Nursing) , 80.0% of them have (1-5) years of general experience. The results of the study sample presents (50.0 %) the majority of the nurses have poor knowledge in total knowledge score of pneumonia in Children under age five years. Also the mean of total knowledge score nurses in concern to protein energy malnutrition was (1.55) with standard deviation (0.714) . Shows that there were significant differences between the age and the service in the field of nursing with nurse’s knowledge but there were no significant differences between other parts of socio- demographic characteristics with nurse’s knowledge about pneumonia in children under age five years at p?0.05 value. The Recommendations: A continuous extensive special programs, training course and workshops regarding pneumonia in children under age five years should be design and implement in hospital’s departments to enhance the nurse’s knowledge in regard to this major issue.
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