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Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2023;6(1):1501.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1501
Assessment of Knowledge and, Practice Towards Acute Kidney Injury Among Intensive Care Unit Nurses at Public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2022
Gebru T, Tekile S, Abebe A, Azazh A, Keneni M and Masrie A
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Haramaya University, College of Health Science, Ethiopia
School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, College of Health Science, Ethiopia
School of Public Health, Haramaya University, College of Health Science, Ethiopia
Background: Acute kidney injury is a worldwide and serious condition. It causes a sudden loss of renal function, resulting in waste product retention, electrolyte abnormalities, and volume status changes.
Objective: The aim of this study is to assess knowledge, and practice towards acute kidney injury care among intensive care unit nurses at public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital and St. Paul hospitals in all intensive care units from April to May 2022. Data were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire adapted from published studies. We used EpiData version 4.6.0 and SPSS 26 version for data entry and analysis. Descriptive statistics and logistic regressions were used for analyses. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis identified factors associated with knowledge and practice towards acute kidney injury care among intensive care unit nurses. AOR at 95% CI and p-value <0.05 were considered statistically significant.
Result: A total of 202 participants, were approached with a response rate of 184 (91.9%). The mean age was 30.2 with a standard deviation of 7.223. More than half of the respondents (56.5%) demonstrated good knowledge, while less than half of the nurses (41.3%) showed good practice. The study found that nurses with 1 to 3 years of experience were significantly more likely to have a good practice, with an adjusted odds ratio of 10.061 and a 95% Confidence Interval of 2.410-42.011 (p=0.002). Additionally, nurses who held an MSc degree were also significantly associated with good practice, with an adjusted odds ratio of 4.61 and a 95.9% Confidence Interval of 2.171-10.882 (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Experienced nurses were found to be more proficient in managing acute kidney injury than their less experienced counterparts, according to a recent study
Acute Kidney Injury; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia; Knowledge; Nurses Practice
Cite the Article:
Gebru T, Tekile S, Abebe A, Azazh A, Keneni M, Masrie A. Assessment of Knowledge and, Practice Towards Acute Kidney Injury Among Intensive Care Unit Nurses at Public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2022. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2023; 6: 1501..