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“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”

Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite.

Abstract
Introduction: Nurses are the integral component of the health care delivery system and during discharging the duties, encounter a variety of occupational health problems. The prolonged standing resulted in varicose veins have an impact on the quality of the lives of the nurses.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge and practices of prevention of risk factors of varicose veins and its correlation among staff nurses.
Methodology: The hospital-based cross-sectional study design was carried out at a rural tertiary health care center. A descriptive research approach was used to collect data from study participants. A total of 400 staff nurses were selected by purposive sampling technique and interviewed by utilizing a structured questionnaire, which was pre-tested and validated. The study tool includes socio-demographic and risk factors variables pertained to the prevention and control of varicose veins. The descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was carried out for the interpretation of results.
Result: Among the total of 400 staff nurses interviewed, 41.0% belonged to the age group 21-25 years. The cumulative good and excellent knowledge on risk factors of varicose veins were noticed in max, 48.0% participants, and around 55.7% acquainted with better practices for the prevention of it. The perfect positive correlation was existed among the knowledge of staff nurses with their practices on the prevention of varicose vein (r=0.62). There was an extremely significant association of knowledge concerning education (p=0.006) and practice with sources of information on varicose veins (p= 0.04).
Conclusion: The study concluded that nursing staff had a better knowledge of risk factors and prevention of varicose veins. Periodic health education and health promotional strategies need to incorporate for the prevention of occupational hazards among the nursing profession.

Key words: Varicose veins, nurse, knowledge, prevention, correlation


 
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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545


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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. JCR. (2020), [cited September 15, 2020]; 7(19): 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite (2020) “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. JCR, 7 (19), 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. 2020. “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. "“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite. "“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 4658-4661. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545



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Blessy Susan Babu, Vaishali Rajsinh Mohite, Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite (2020) “A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION OF VARICOSE VEIN AMONG STAFF NURSES”. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 4658-4661. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.545